Vision, Mission & Values

The Centre for Health Informatics (CHI) is the newest University of Calgary research and innovation centre within the Cumming School of Medicine.

 

The Centre opened its doors in 2018 to advance and innovate health informatics for Precision Health through timely data access, data analytics such as visualization, linkage and coding, and leading research using secondary data for research trials, and clinical decision support. In Alberta's unique healthcare environment with a single Electronic Medical Records system, CHI brings together data assets to foster collaboration among investigators, support grant development, recruit faculty and students, develop cutting-edge analytics, and build capacity in data science and machine-learning.

 

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Improve health and healthcare for all through data-driven innovation and collaborative research.

To be a trusted resource to transform health data into evidence for the community through collaboratively developing innovative health informatics science for precision health and precision public health.

This mission will be achieved through:

  • ensuring data validity, robust methods, unbiased analytics, and scientific presentation of data
  • maximizing data value, responding to societal needs, and providing opportunities for education and mentorship.

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.

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.

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.

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. 

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.

Our Values