Institute for Health Informatics
The IHI, like the field of health informatics, is interdisciplinary. As an integral component of the Academic Health Center (AHC), it includes informatics as it relates to the professions and practices of medicine, nursing, veterinary medicine, public health, dentistry, pharmacy, and the health science libraries. However, the reach of the IHI spans even farther than the AHC to other University colleges, such as the Carlson School of Management, the School of Design, and the College of Science and Engineering. At the University of Minnesota, the Institute for Health Informatics is the home base for informatics research and education.
Over 40 Years of Informatics
In preparation for our 50th anniversary, the AHC Health Talk blog is running a series of interviews with our faculty, alumni, and students. Click to connect to the blog below.
IHI co-director explains the rise of health informatics
IHI Co-director, Dr. Stuart Speedie explains why informatics is a field that will continue to grow. Click to read the interview.
Get to know health informatics
The IHI's Dr. Saif Khairat recently sat down with AHC communications to talk about health informatics and his role in the IHI. Click to read the interview.
The Institute for Health Informatics
Meet Our Faculty.
The Institute for Health Informatics (IHI) is an interdisciplinary institute in the Academic Health Center. The faculty is comprised of a diverse array of leaders from academia (University of Minnesota), the health care community (Mayo Clinic, Fairview Health Services) and other community partners including the Minnesota Department of Health.
If you are interested in becoming part of our faculty, please visit our membership page to let us know how you would like to be involved.
See Our Research.
Our faculty lead research aimed at discovering new approaches to improving health through better use of information and information technologies.
Research and scholarship focus on: Clinical Research Informatics; Data Integration and Exchange; Decision Support, Outcomes, and Patient Safety; Informatics and Clinical Education; Interactive Systems; Meaningful Use; Natural Language Processing; Policy and Ethics in Informatics; Public Health Informatics; Workflow and Human Factors.