U of M, Crookston to Take Part in University Partnership for Health Informatics (UP-HI)

The Department of Math, Science, and Technology on the Crookston campus will partner with the Institute for Health Informatics (IHI), the School of Nursing, the School of Public Health, and the Department of Computer Science and Engineering--all on the Twin Cities campus of the University of Minnesota--to collectively represent the U of M in the formation of a new consortium between the University and the College of St. Scholastica in Duluth.  The new consortium will be called the University Partnership for Health Informatics (UP-HI).  


The efforts to establish UP-HI, led by the IHI, aim to build on the existing strengths in health information technology (HIT) training in the IHI as well the other partnering schools and departments.  The intent of the consortium is to rapidly infuse highly trained HIT professionals into the nation's workforce.  These professionals will lead and support clinical and public health deployment in the use of HIT, health information management exchange, health information privacy and security, research and development, and software engineering for advanced HIT solutions. 

Contact: Adel Ali, professor and department head, Math, Science, and Technology Department, 218-281-8268 (adelali@umn.edu); Andrew Svec, director of communications, 218-281-8438 (asvec@umn.edu)