The Centre for Health Informatics (CHI) at the University of Calgary is a leading academic unit in the field of health informatics. Through its innovative research, education programs, and collaborative partnerships, CHI is driving positive change in healthcare delivery and contributing to the advancement of the field globally.

Research at the Centre is focused on leveraging technology to improve healthcare delivery, patient outcomes, and population health. One of its key research areas is the extraction and transformation of electronic health record (EHR) data. By studying how these systems can be optimized, CHI aims to enhance clinical decision-making, improve communication among healthcare providers, and empower patients to take charge of their health.

Another area of emphasis for CHI is the use of data analytics and artificial intelligence (AI) in healthcare. By analysing large volumes of health data, CHI researchers can identify trends, predict outcomes, and personalise treatment plans, potentially revolutionising the way healthcare is delivered.

In addition to its groundbreaking research, CHI is committed to educating the next generation of health informatics professionals. The Centre offers undergraduate and graduate programs in health informatics, providing students with the knowledge and skills needed to excel in this rapidly evolving field. CHI also offers professional development programs for healthcare professionals looking to enhance their informatics skills.

One of CHI's strengths is its collaborative approach to research and education. The Centre works closely with healthcare providers, government agencies, industry partners, and other academic institutions to address real-world healthcare challenges. By fostering collaboration, CHI aims to accelerate the translation of research findings into practice, ultimately improving healthcare outcomes for individuals and communities.

Tyler Williamson, Director of the Centre for Health Informatics added The Centre strives to bring Alberta data to every decision about the healthcare of Albertans.”


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Tyler Williamson, Director of the Centre for Health Informatics, University of Calgary, Canada

Southern, D. A., Eastwood, C., O'Connor, E., Doktorchik, C., Tonelli, M., Meddings, J., Quan, H. and Williamson, T. (2024) “The The centre for health informatics: a novel approach to accelerating the field of health data science”, International Journal of Population Data Science, 9(1). doi: 10.23889/ijpds.v9i1.2368.