University of Minnesota wins $5M health informatics grant



By Thomas Lee, MedCity News

A consortium led by the University of Minnesota will receive $5.1 million in federal stimulus money to expand training in health informatics.

The school, along with the University of Minnesota campus in Crookston and College of St. Scholastica, will use the funds to develop curriculum, recruit students and evaluate programs.

With the recently passed healthcare reform law emphasizing the use of technology like electronic medical records to lower costs and improve quality, university officials say it’s crucial the school train students in informatics, the science of collecting and analyzing vast amounts of data.”

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