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The Institute for Healthcare Informatics is a collaborative effort comprised of four schools at Drexel University: The iSchool at Drexel, College of Information Science and Technology, the College of Nursing and Health Professions(CNHP,) the School of Public Health (SPH) and the College of Medicine (DUCOM.) The interdisciplinary nature of our institute draws together researchers, educators and professionals from all healthcare sectors. Here we all have one common goal, understanding and implementing changes required to make healthcare more effective, efficient and economical for everyone, especially those in vulnerable populations.

Drexel’s institute focuses on the intersections between people, information and technology. This approach allows the Institute for Healthcare Informatics to put its best ideas to practice in the community. Our measure of success is how well health data, information, and knowledge are incorporated into people’s lives so that it is accessible to practitioners and patients alike.

These collaborative activities occur in three spheres of the Institute — research, education and practice — with interdisciplinary collaboration to effect change within the community.

Projects may be initiated at any one of the schools whenever a need is determined. Work begins conjointly with additional schools as the situation requires.

The iSchool at Drexel, College of Information Science and Technology is creating tomorrow's knowledge society. Students, faculty, and staff collaborate to unite technology, people, and information to make a fundamental difference in this knowledge society — a society in which citizens collaboratively and freely create and share knowledge and utilize information and technology to promote growth, prosperity, and well-being. Through coursework and real-world experience, research and teaching, the iSchool educates citizens and leaders who will be the foundation of this knowledge society.
Drexel University’s College of Nursing and Health Professions (CNHP) provides health care programs that are innovative, clinical relevant, and technology infused. The Center for Interdisciplinary Clinical Simulation and Practice at CNHP offers cutting-edge clinical simulation training for all disciplines at the College, using state of the art, high-fidelity mannequins and real actors in our electronic learning labs.
The Drexel University School of Public Health prepares graduates who can have a positive effect on the health of the public. Our curriculum combines knowledge of the core disciplines of public health with real-world, practical experience and is designed for those who want to make a difference in the health of communities and populations. A hallmark of the school is the significant experience our students receive working collaboratively with community groups, agencies, and populations to directly impact real-world public health problems.
The bio-enterprise is poised to lay the foundations of the emerging bio-based industries of the next millennium. Drexel University in general, and our School in particular, is responding to the challenge by launching research initiatives in strategic thrust areas and by forming synergistic alliances with partner institutions and industry. In keeping with Drexel's focus on technology, its traditional strengths in engineering, and emphasis on experiential learning, we are offering innovative academic programs and continuously upgrading our existing curricula to educate the next-generation of biomedical engineers, biomedical scientists, and health systems professionals.