Welcome to the Centre for Health Informatics!

Our Mission


Pipeline to Learning the Healthcare System

The Centre for Health Informatics aims to bring together world class researchers and industry partners alike to provide secure, timely access to data and cutting-edge analytical resources for researchers to improve to prevention, care and treatments of disease, enhance health systems, and help people lead longer, healthier lives. 

The CHI thrives on creating a rich network of researchers, industry leaders, analysts, and students to support each other in achieving the broader goal of achieving precision public health and precision medicine.

Our Vision


The Centre for Health Informatics was designed with the aim of facilitating collaboration among multi-disciplinary investigators and advance health informatics for precision health through timely data access and data analytics, and leading research using secondary data for research and clinical decision support. The influence of CHI goes beyond those physically located in CHI and has created impact throughout the Cumming School of Medicine (CSM) and its’ institutes, the main campus of the University of Calgary, the industrial community, and the research community in Calgary, Canada, and globally. We look forward to growing our connections with both academia and industry in the years to come.

One Stop Shop

We have designed a vision of being a “One-Stop-Shop” for research at the Cumming School of Medicine. The CHI is turning this concept into reality through hosting highly skilled analysts, having data access and the ability to link data sets, and the analytical tools and computing power to facilitate CSM researchers completing their research projects. 

One Stop Shop

Our Values


Our Values

Innovation

We believe in innovation as a mindset. Innovation starts from a willingness to make things better or do things differently. We strive to redefine the standard of excellence in our healthcare system by fuelling young minds and novel research.

Partnership

In order to accommodate the complexity and urgency of the challenges presented in the health care system today, partnership and collaboration among government, health services researchers and academic health science networks is vital. We believe that partnership is essential to the implementation of flexible and sustainable healthcare solutions.

Credibility

We believe research can change the world. We aim to produce trustworthy results, dependable solutions, and become a reliable, long-lasting source of healthcare information.

Security

The ability to handle, use and transmit healthcare data is recognized as an invaluable resource that aids in creating a seamless pathway for data collection, analysis and collaboration directly within our centre. Safeguarding this resource is of the utmost importance. We employ a proactive approach to implementing data security measures including administrative controls, physical security, logical controls and organizational standards.

Significance

Conducting research that is relevant and pressing plays an important role in discovering new treatments, and making sure that existing treatments are used in the best possible way. Through combining the expertise of researchers, students and professionals on our team, we strive to find answers to the unknown, fill gaps in current knowledge and change the way that healthcare professionals work.