About CHI Research

Our People


The Centre for Health Informatics is a multidisciplinary team of individuals with expertise spanning from biostatistics, software engineering and physics to epidemiology, nursing and health economics. Some team members have experience as practicing physicians who understand the everyday challenges of health care delivery; others are methodologists and statisticians whose expertise in analytical methods helps drive leading-edge investigations.

Our Research


Gaining access to data for health research purposes is an inefficient process. It may take weeks or even months to gain access to data that is most likely many years old. Due to our close affiliation with Alberta Health Services, the Centre for Health Informatics includes 10 in-house AHS staff members who have the ability to access up-to-date data for a stream-lined research experience. Our trained researchers and analysts can get to actionable data faster, providing value in procedural efficiency and improved health outcomes. The main research areas we focus on are Electronic Medical Record (EMR) tools, machine learning and data mining, data visualization, data quality, and administrative data. As one of the World Health Organization's Collaborating Centres (WHO-CC), our research efforts support WHO's programmes to reinforce the global health network. Additionally, we are the lead for Alberta’s Strategy for Patient Oriented Research (SPOR) SUPPORT Unit Methods Support & Development Platform. As such, we support researchers in developing innovative tools and methodologies to support patient-oriented research.

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Current Studies

Corona molecule

COVID-19 Research

Awards

Awards and Recognition