Biomedical Informatics Labs & Centers

Center for Clinical and Quality Analysis

The Clinical and Quality Analysis (CQA) Group conducts research evaluating the impact of clinical information systems on patient safety, quality, and care delivery. CQA’s efforts promote the understanding of the value of healthcare information technology and inform the design, development, and implementation of effective tools to support quality patient care. In addition to building its own information systems, the Center staff is also involved in clinical trial design and implementation. Dr. David Bates directs CQA.

Program Associations: 
Master of Biomedical Informatics Programs
Affiliated Institution: 
Brigham and Woman's Hospital

Center for Evidence-Based Imaging

The Center for Evidence Based Imaging’s (CEBI) mission is enabling measurable improvements in quality, safety, and efficiency of care in day to day practice of medicine using healthcare informatics in the context of medical imaging. Using a multi-disciplinary collaborative approach with researchers, healthcare providers, systems engineers, process and change management professionals, CEBI researchers help create, implement, and measure impact of innovative health IT tools in the clinical environment. Dr. Ramin Khorasani directs CEBI, and Dr. Katherine Andriole co-directs its training activities.

Program Associations: 
Master of Biomedical Informatics Programs
Program Tracks: 
Medical Imagery Informatics
Affiliated Institution: 
Brigham and Woman's Hospital

Children’s Hospital Boston

Children’s Hospital Informatics Program

 

The Children's Hospital Informatics Program (CHIP) is a multidisciplinary applied research and education program at Children’s Hospital Boston. CHIP investigators work at the intersection of information science, healthcare, and biomedical discovery, advancing the state-of-the-art in functional genomics, personalized medicine, biomedical research collaboration, and public health. Dr. Isaac Kohane directs CHIP, and Dr. Kenneth Mandl directs its training activities.

Program Associations: 
Master of Biomedical Informatics Programs
Program Tracks: 
Population Health Informatics
Affiliated Institution: 
Children’s Hospital Boston

Clinical Decision Making Group

The Clinical Decision Making Group (CDMG) of the MIT Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory is a research group dedicated to exploring and furthering the application of computer technology and artificial intelligence to clinical settings. The group focuses on research on extracting formal clinical data from narrative medical records and doctor-patient conversations, building predictive decision support models in support of diagnosis and therapy planning, and development of new machine learning techniques to learn relationships based on a combination of clinical and genomic data. Dr. Peter Szolovits directs CDMG.

Program Associations: 
Master of Biomedical Informatics Programs
Program Tracks: 
Bioinformatics
Clinical Informatics
Affiliated Institution: 
Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Computational Epidemiology Group

Program Tracks: 
Population Health Informatics

Department of Biomedical Informatics

The Department of Biomedical Informatics (DBMI) is a research center that promotes and facilitates collaborative activities in biomedical informatics among researchers at Harvard Medical School and its affiliated institutions. DBMI also provides leadership for the informatics activities of the Harvard Catalyst, Harvard’s Clinical and Translational Science Center. DBMI conducts research in several broad areas: bioinformatics, clinical informatics, translational science, and interdisciplinary collaboration.

Program Associations: 
Master of Biomedical Informatics Programs
Program Tracks: 
Bioinformatics
Clinical Informatics
Affiliated Institution: 
Harvard Medical School

Division of Clinical Decision Making, Informatics, and Telemedicine

Laboratory of Computer Science

The Laboratory of Computer Science (LCS) is a division of the Department of Medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital. It has several areas of emphasis: teaching, research, clinical services, and industry relations and translational science with the goal of commercializing technologies. The Laboratory pursues basic and applied research to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of information management and to provide “Just in Time” access to clinical and research knowledge. Dr. Henry Chueh directs LCS, and Dr. William Lester co-directs its training activities.

Program Associations: 
Master of Biomedical Informatics Programs
Program Tracks: 
Clinical Informatics
Affiliated Institution: 
Massachusetts General Hospital

Massachusetts General Hospital

The Division of Clinical Informatics

The Division of Clinical Informatics (DCI) aims to improve the quality and reduce the cost of medical care, enhance the quality of medical education, improve the relationship between doctors and patients, and explore innovative approaches to research through computing. The Division has two primary interest areas: information systems that support doctors and nurses in patient care, and empowerment of patients to participate in their own care. The Division’s work includes patient-centered computing, family-centered computing, and population-based computing. Dr. Charles Safran directs DCI.

Program Associations: 
Master of Biomedical Informatics Programs
Program Tracks: 
Clinical Informatics
Affiliated Institution: 
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center