Health Informatics

Health informatics is the interdisciplinary study of the design, development, adoption, and application of ICT-based innovations in healthcare services delivery, management, and planning.

It deals with the resources, devices, and methods required to optimize the acquisition, storage, retrieval, and use of information in health and biomedicine, all motivated by efforts to improve human health.

Ongoing research activities:

  • AI: Decision Support, Machine Learning, User Modelling and image processing
  •  Architectures for Clinical Research Informatics
  •  Data Modelling and model based Software Engineering
  •  Empowerment of users (both health care workers and patients)
  •  Eye-Tracking
  •  Health Informatics and Ethics, including the CIA of HI (Confidentiality, Integrity and Availability of Patient Data)
  •  Health Informatics in developing countries (Africa) 
  •  Human-Computer Interaction, Human Factors and Patient Safety
  •  Internet-Based Cognitive Therapy
  •  Interoperability and Standardization
  •  IoT: Sensors, Smartphones, Data Collection, Monitoring and Secure Handling of Data