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Johns Hopkins Center for Population Health Information Technology

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The Center for Population Health IT (CPHIT) is a first-of-its-kind interdisciplinary center at The Johns Hopkins University, the vision of which is to make Johns Hopkins a global leader in population-centric Health IT (HIT) research and development. The Center focuses on improving the health and well-being of populations by advancing state-of-the-art Health IT and related internet and mobile-based e-health tools within public and private health care organizations and systems.

The Center integrates internationally regarded Johns Hopkins faculty from the population, information, engineering, social, and clinical sciences. The Center is based in the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, but works closely with the many academic and research units at The Johns Hopkins University including: the School of Medicine’s Division of Health Sciences Informatics, the Armstrong Institute for Patient Safety & Quality, the School of Nursing, the Carey School of Business and the Applied Physics Laboratory (APL).

For more information about CPHIT, please download our brochure.

R&D portfolio activities include:

  1. Developing a national research agenda in the domain of population-based HIT.
  2. Creating a comprehensive R&D infrastructure that will include access to state-of-the-art EHR systems and a large cadre of Johns Hopkins experts from many relevant disciplines.
  3. Initiating a wide range of knowledge-generation projects focusing both on breakthrough and translational research and development
  4. Fostering a vigorous interaction among private and public stakeholders to help identify R&D priorities and best practices
  5. Disseminating products and findings working in collaboration with a select group of “Industry Partners.”