Informatics in Action: Drexel University
Addressing issues in a field that requires both IT and healthcare expertise, the
IHI comprises a unique collaboration of educators, researchers and professionals
from all healthcare sectors, information technology, and the information sciences,
distinguishing this program from others of its kind.
Health Information Technology has become an increasingly important component in
the world of medicine, affecting such areas as management of quality of care, preventative
care, dissemination of information to the public and distribution of information
both among and within medical organizations. Research from the IHI covers all facets
of health, the impact of technology on public health programs and health initiatives
that affect society as a whole.
Through renowned research and community-based activity, the IHI’s goal is to improve
the health of our region, state and nation by assisting in the provision of better
healthcare, by lowering medical error, and by improving our understanding of the
underlying meanings of the information we extract from a spectrum of data that spans
from genome to population to electronic medical records.