The UTHealth School of Biomedical Informatics is helping to improve health care and biomedical research by developing, refining and advancing the field of biomedical informatics through research, service and by training professionals in all areas of the discipline, including cognitive informatics, clinical informatics and public health informatics.
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National Center for Cognitive Informatics and Decision Making in Healthcare (NCCD) is funded by the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT under the Strategic Health IT Advanced Research Projects (SHARP) Program, which seeks to support improvements in the quality, safety and efficiency of health care through advanced information technology.
The Center's priority is helping providers fully understand and take advantage of the full benefits of electronic health records. The Center enables providers to achieve meaningful use objectives, minimize financial and administrative burdens, reduce costs associated with medical errors, improve patient safety and quality of care and prepare and position providers for future pay for performance.
The Center for Computational Biomedicine (CCB) at School of Biomedical Informatics aims to support biomedical discovery by developing, evaluating, and applying novel informatics methods and software to extract and analyze heterogeneous biomedical data. Led by Hua Xu, PhD, the CCB consists of faculty, staff, and students at SBMI. It is a unique research platform that fills in gaps between bioinformatics and clinical informatics research.
The Vision of the Biomedical Informatics Group (BIG), a component of the Center for Clinical and Translational Sciences (CCTS), is to transform clinical and translational research by improving communication and integrating disparate data sources, including clinical, laboratory, and administrative data. We offer services to researchers, including access to clinical data and enhanced subject recruiting, and are involved in multiple local and national collaborations with other groups.
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