What is Health Informatics?

Health Informatics is a sub-domain of the broader field of Biomedical and Health Informatics (BMHI) that is concerned with the optimal use of information, often aided by the use of technology, to improve individual health, health care, public health, and biomedical research.

Health Informatics refers to applied research and practice of informatics across the clinical and public health domains.

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CHIP Makes Global Impact – PhD student Manish Kumar, MPH

Manish Kumar, MPH, a doctoral student in UNC’s Carolina Health Informatics program, was invited to attend the World Health Organization’s (WHO) Regional Advisor Consultation April 17-19 in Cairo, Egypt. He was one of three international experts who presented research and technical expertise during the consultation.


2018 Delta Omega Award- Karthik Adapa, MPH

Congratulations to CHIP PhD student Karthik Adapa on winning the 2018 Delta Omega Award for his poster “Readiness assessment of public health system to implement quality of care program“!