Transforming health care through informatics
Using analytics to connect individuals, communities, and populations
Under the direction of Dr. W. Ed Hammond, the Duke Center for Health Informatics (DCHI) is Duke's academic home for health informatics, built on a distinguished history in applied research informatics. DCHI oversees an innovative interdisciplinary approach to education and research designed to produce informaticians as well as physicians, nurses, and health care administrators with expertise in aggregation, analysis, and use of informatics to improve human health. DCHI is comprised of central leadership from participating academic programs and a cadre of expert faculty affiliated with the Center. DCHI promotes research and education in a broad range of environments, which provides students with a variety of options for practical experience to achieve specific career goals.
Directed by W. Ed Hammond, PhD, the Center is housed within the Duke Translational Medicine Institute with strong support from the Duke University Schools of Medicine and Nursing and Duke Health Technology Solutions, the IT backbone of the Duke University Health System.
Duke as a pioneer in informatics
Duke has an important and extensive history in the field of informatics, beginning with the evolution of electronic health records and HL7 standards. History continues to be made with its current informatics initiatives.