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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.