Biomedical Informatics (BI)

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Slides from CCTS Visiting Scholar Day Seminar - November 2011

In November 2011, the BI Core hosted CCTS Visiting Scholar Day Seminar with Carl Gunter, Professor of Computer Science; Director of the HHS Strategic Healthcare IT Advanced Research Projects on Security (SHARPS), the Illinois Security Lab, and the Health Information Technology Center at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. In this talk, Dr. Gunter discusses the ONC SHARPS Project which aims to address barriers posed by threats to privacy and security that limit the value and deployment of electronic health records, health information exchange, and telemedicine with a multi-institutional and inter-disciplinary team of twelve computer science departments and medical schools. Research on the project concerns a range of topics including: developing encryption techniques for healthcare, exploring the connections between public policy and technology for privacy, developing technologies to assure conformance to regulations, improving access management by analyzing audit logs, and addressing the emerging security and privacy considerations for medical devices and mHealth. Click here to view the presentation. To learn more about SHARPS visit

Health Information Technology Center (HITC)

The Health Information Technology Center (HITC) at the University of Illinois promotes discussion and collaboration on research on using information technologies to support health and healthcare. Areas of interest for HITC include: information retrieval, privacy and security, usability, and safety. These areas are overlapping in scope and include issues related to both primary and secondary use of health information. HITC is sponsored by the Department of Computer Science and the College of Engineering at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and the CCTS.

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