Health Informatics

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IN THE NEWS: A Wearable That Helps Women Get / Not Get Pregnant

New Contribution from Peter Song

Women’s bodies can be mysterious things—even to the women who inhabit them. But a wearable gadget called the Yono aims to replace mystery with knowledge derived from statistics, big data, and machine learning. Read more

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System Grading Doctors Is Inefficient, Needs Revisions

New Research from Jun Li

A system created to grade doctors and empower patients to make better decisions falls short of its goal of providing information useful to consumers, according to a study by University of Michigan researchers. Read more

Mining Social Media

Mining Social Media for Community Health

New Research from the Health Informatics Program

Tiffany Veinot sees great potential for technology to improve the health of populations everywhere. As director of the University of Michigan’s Master of Health Informatics program, a partnership of the School of Public Health, the School of Information, and the School of Medicine’s Department of Learning Health Sciences, Veinot leads a cross-campus educational initiative bringing technology to bear on human health outcomes. Read more