Tuesday, July 17, 2012

JHU Establishes New Center

Johns Hopkins University is establishing a new center aimed at improving and expanding the use of EHR systems, e-health, and information technology. The JHU Center for Population Health IT to be known as CPHIT will draw on faculty skilled in public health, medicine, informatics, computer science, business, and systems engineering to help public health agencies and private healthcare organizations utilize e-health tools to increase the efficiency and equity of healthcare delivery.

CPHIT will be based within the Bloomberg School of Public Health’s Department of Health, Policy, and Management and will work with the faculty from the School of Medicine, Whiting School of Engineering, Carey Business School, as well as the Johns Hopkins Health System.

CPHIT is also launching the Johns Hopkins CPHIT Industry Partners Program to develop alliances with private companies interested in using information technology to support population health.

DST Health Solutions, LLC is the first founding member of this industry partners program. In addition to providing an important source of financial support for CPHIT, an executive from DST will serve on CPHIT’s advisory board. Members of the program will have access to CPHIT’s research and development including research findings and newly developed technologies.