The Duke Center for Health Informatics (DCHI) was created to provide a campus focus and academic home for health informatics at Duke. It is housed within CTSI and has strong collaborations with the Duke University Schools of Medicine and Nursing.
Building on a distinguished history in applied health and clinical research informatics, DCHI oversees an innovative interdisciplinary approach to education and research that will produce a new generation of physicians, nurses, and health care administrators with expertise in aggregation, analysis, and use of informatics to improve human health.
DCHI includes central leadership from participating academic programs and a cadre of expert faculty affiliated with the center. DCHI is also tightly integrated with Duke Health System operations. Duke students gain practical experience transforming health care through innovative use of information and information technology.
Educational programs with DCHI include:
- Certificate in Health Informatics
- Master of Science in Nursing - Major in Informatics
- Doctor of Nursing Practice and Doctor of Philosophy with Specialty in Informatics
- Master of Management in Clinical Informatics
- Informatics Elective for Duke Medical Students
- Health informatics Short Course
- Informatics Research Seminars - weekly throughout spring semester with recordings posted online
DCHI faculty and staff participate in leading edge clinical informatics research. DCHI members are also active in key informatics organizations such as: Health Level 7 (HL7—Dr. Hammond, Director of DCHI, was one of its founders), American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA), North Carolina Healthcare Information and Communications Alliance (NCHICA), and others.