Center for Clinical Informatics (CCI)

The Center for Clinical Informatics (CCI) is a core informatics center in the Department of Biomedical Informatics at the University of Pittsburgh. CCI is directed by Shyam Visweswaran, MD, PhD. CCI is focused on the application of informatics to deliver healthcare services that include:

  • developing intelligent electronic medical record systems
  • personalized modeling for precision medicine
  • developing decision support using wearable technology and mobile health (mHealth) apps
  • approaches to close the Learning Health System loop

CCI and the Learning Health System

The goal of a Learning Health System (LHS) is to deliver the best care every time, and to learn and improve with each care experience. A LHS has two arms: 1) an afferent (blue) arm that is focused on assembling data from various sources including electronic medical records (EMR) systems, mobile health (mHealth) applications and research studies into an integrated research data repository, and 2) an efferent (red) arm that is focused on returning results and findings obtained from analyses of the data repository to inform clinical decision support and patient decision support systems.

The former arm is the focus of the Center for Clinical Research Informatics (CCRI) and the latter arm is the focus of the CCI.