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  • Dr. Peter L. Elkin joins UB as Chair of the Department of Biomedical Informatics

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On the recommendation of Professor Elkin, Dr. Barry Smith of Biomedical Informatics has been elected to Fellowship in the American College of Medical Informatics, the senior honor society in the field of Biomedical Informatics.

“The main benefit of having this department in Western New York is that we’re working toward higher quality and safer systems-based health care for everyone in the region.”
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With the support of Great Lakes Health, we are working with leadership from ECMC, Kaleida and UBMD evaluating a unified solution for an electronic health record system. In addition, software development is on-going to create digital solution that will allow students and heatlhcare professionals to learn how to navigate and utilize electronic health records for patient centered best practices.


We aim at bringing together biomedical informatics, medicine, ontology, genetics, computer science, biology, biochemistry, biostatistics, epidemiology and Industrial Engineering experts to collaborate on Big Data Science Research. This collaborative environment is what is needed to advance the science.
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