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.

What is CHIP?

Carolina Health Informatics Program (CHIP) is an interdisciplinary research and training program at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill dedicated to use of informatics for human health.

Where is CHIP Located?

CHIP main administrative offices are located in the Health Sciences Library building, a central hub of informational support for clinical care, public health and biomedical research on campus.  The scholarly work of CHIP is distributed across multiple academic departments, research centers and labs across campus.

Who are CHIP Faculty?

CHIP is a truly interdisciplinary program drawing faculty from multiple academic units.  Our growing faculty body includes established researchers and emerging informatics scholars engaged in virtually every aspect of health informatics research and practice.

Tenure homes of CHIP faculty include:

  • School of Information and Library Science
  • Gillings School of Global Public Health
  • School of Medicine
  • School of Nursing
  • School of Dentistry
  • Eshelman School of Pharmacy
  • Department of Computer Science