Healthcare Informatics

healthcare informatics.

The Institute for Healthcare Informatics (IHI) is a secure computing center — compliant with the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) — that stores, aggregates and innovatively analyzes health care data.

The IHI Data Repository currently houses almost 500,000 patient records. IHI safeguards protected health information (PHI) data by employing multilayered security, including a scalable, virtual PC environment that can be tailored, based on user requirements, for Microsoft Windows or Linux to run researchers’ tools.

Services Include:

  • house an electronic collection of health data
  • offer expertise in HIPAA, human subjects research and other regulatory areas
  • provide investigators with a service identifying potential cohorts for clinical research and recruitment databases for clinical trials

Winkelstein is a physician executive with extensive experience in medical management, medical informatics – including big data and data science − financial analysis and computer modeling. He serves as the executive director of the University at Buffalo Institute for Healthcare Informatics (IHI), as chief medical informatics officer (CMIO) of UBMD, a multispecialty faculty practice of over 500 UB physicians, and as CMIO of Kaleida Health, the largest health care provider in Western New York