Welcome to Medical Informatics

The Division of Medical Informatics is a group of medical faculty and computer experts whose functions are to:

  • Initiate research activities in medical informatics which offer substantial overlap with the clinical and research life of the rest of the school.
  • Lead educational programs and discussions of informatics-related topics related to the conduct of long-term research projects or the improvement of the quality of patient care.
  • Lead the development of novel prototype applications that may result in useful, institution-wide implementations.

The Division has ongoing collaborations with a number of academic and support units, including the Departments of Surgery, Public Health Sciences, Dermatology, and Pathology, the School of Nursing, the Edward G. Miner Library, Physician Services, and the Information Systems Division.

MS Degree Program

The Master of Science program in Medical Informatics is a 13 course degree program offered jointly by Rochester Institute of Technology and the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry. Classes are held at the Golisano College of Computing and Information Sciences at RIT and at the U of R School of Medicine and Dentistry. Students matriculate either at RIT or U of R and graduate from the university at which they matriculated receiving a common diploma bearing the seals of both universities. For more information, please visit http://medinfomasters.org/

Current Projects

  • A bed management application that improves efficiency.
  • An infection surveillance application to monitor infections and antibiotic use to improve patient safety, efficiency and cost-containment.
  • A Clinical Data Warehouse.
  • A system for e-mail and pager physician alerts for critical laboratory and radiology reports.

Additional activities include alternative database technologies for solving specific research support and institutional documentation problems.