Health Informatics

What is Health Informatics?

Health Informatics is a multi-disciplinary field focused on design, development, adoption and application of digital health technologies, explores how to use data, information and knowledge to improve health and health care. 

Our Specialties


Healthcare Ecosystem 

Research on the healthcare ecosystem considers health care across the lifespan from children to older adults, sociocultural context of health, and the physical and social environmental influences on health.

Faculty expert

Dr. Rebecca Meehan


Healthcare Information Technologies and Systems

Research on healthcare information technologies and systems evaluates digital health and information systems, with attention to interoperability and technical ability to communicate within and between systems,  product management and development of digital health innovations.

Faculty experts

Dr. Rebecca Meehan

Featured Publications

  • Meehan, R. (2020): Health information technology use among nursing assistants in long term care: A user study of a touch screen point of care system. The Journal of Nursing Home Research Science (JNHRS).
  • Meehan, R., Kawalec, J., Caldwell, B., & Putman, D. (2018). Proficiency of first year podiatric medical residents in the use of electronic medical records. Perspectives in Health Information Management (Winter 2018), 1-14.

Faculty Experts