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IHI co-director explains the rise of health informatics

On Tuesday Health Talk wrote about our conversation with Saif Khairat, Ph.D., M.S., clinical assistant professor of Health Informatics, about his role within the Institute for Health Informatics (IHI).

Today, Health Talk wanted to update readers on a conversation we recently had with Stuart Speedie, Ph.D., professor and co-director for Biomedical Health Informatics at the University of Minnesota.

According to Speedie, there are a number of reasons health informatics will continue to grow over the next several years.  Here are Speedie’s top three:

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Get to know health informatics

Did you know that there’s a way for physicians and other health professionals to make better decisions for their patients using health data and information?

At the University of Minnesota’s Institute for Health Informatics (IHI), health informaticians collect, organize and analyze medical health data to create meaningful knowledge or information that can improve patient safety, minimize health care costs and enhance services.

Health Talk recently caught up with Saif Khairat, Ph.D., M.S., clinical assistant professor of Health Informatics, to learn more about the expanding field that you might not have heard about…but soon will.

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