The Health Informatics Institute (HII) is a not-for-profit research institute located at Algoma University. The institute is focused on Applied Health Informatics research that improves the efficiency and effectiveness of the health system. Areas of interest include primary and community care, use of Electronic Medical Records (EMRs), geographic information systems (GIS) for health and serious games for health. We aim to develop, implement and commercialize research based innovative solutions and best practices and strive to maintain a strong network comprised of external academic, government and industry partners.
What is Health Informatics Research?
Health Informatics is the effective management and use of information, in partnership with healthcare providers and patients, to support the provision of quality healthcare and to sustain health. Health Informatics Research therefore is gathering of data, information and facts for the advancement of knowledge to support health informatics.
Vision and Objectives
Vision Statement: To improve health and health care through research, by a partnership of scientists, policymakers and health care providers.
- To create a productive multi‐disciplinary collaboration of scientists, policy‐makers, health service providers and decision‐makers.
- To initiate, lead, support and link networks and use of standardized data sets for research.
- To conduct high‐quality research of international prominence on: the assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation of data for the improvement of health outcomes.
- To disseminate knowledge widely to a broad audience, including researchers, trainees, health care professionals, decision makers,
and the public
- To directly improve health care and health policy through research and knowledge translation, and thereby improve health outcomes.
- To facilitate access to funding opportunities to promote and enhance research.
- To create a multidisciplinary environment to train highly qualified personnel to conduct health informatics research.