Clinical Informatics

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Clinical Informatics is the application of informatics and information technology to facilitate clinical services. It promotes the understanding, integration, and application of information technology in health care settings. This helps to ensure adequate and qualified support of clinician objectives and industry best practices.

The Center for Research Informatics (CRI) at UIC provides clinical information services to the UIC community and other organizations, including but not limited to patient data analysis (such as cost, utilization analysis), cohort identification for clinical trials (UIC i2b2 server), and clinical data warehousing. In collaboration with the UIC Center for Clinical and Translational Science (CCTS), CRI extracts and analyzes data from data warehouses and other clinical data sources at UIC for research, builds relevant data-marts, and supports the UI Biorepository. Support can also be provided for the data, research, and analytics associated with Medicaid, Medicare, and Public Health databases. CRI also offers assistance and expertise related to medical coding, medical terminologies, health information systems, revenue cycle/billing, and process and quality improvement. CRI’s aim is to aid investigators and clinicians in their medical research and clinical trials while offering distinctive know-how in health informatics.