Cancer Informatics and eHealth Shared Resources

Mission

The increasing complexity of today’s biomedical research requires more than traditional, single point-of-view approaches.  In particular, cancer informatics is where information science, computer science, and health care intersect.  It is about acquiring, storing, and using information about cancer in the most thorough and efficient manner.  Further, eHealth is an emerging field in the intersection of biomedical informatics, computer science, health communication, public health, and health care delivery, referring to health services and information delivered or enhanced through the Internet and related technologies (e.g., web- or mobile-based apps and wearables).

Services

The University of Florida Health Cancer Center (UFHCC) Cancer Informatics and eHealth Shared Resources program is equipped to provide expertise and collaboration for investigators across the University of Florida, with a priority on cancer-focused studies. The Shared Resources’ functions include:

  • Design, develop, and implement novel informatics methods, tools, and systems for capturing and synthesizing data to support clinical activities and clinical research;
  • Develop tools and methods to transform data collected by eHealth technologies, integrating with other relevant data sources, into actionable knowledge.
  • Develop and implement eHealth interventions and make eHealth tools freely available;
  • Support investigators to engage communities and key stakeholders in the development of eHealth tools and other patient- or clinician-facing technologies that are relevant to addressing the needs of patients, especially those in the UF Health catchment area, in collaboration with the UFHCC Community Outreach and Engagement (COE) Program;
  • Facilitate integration of tools into the electronic health record (EHR) systems and liaise with the EPIC/MyChart team at UF Health;
  • Liaise with the IDR/i2b2 team at UF Health when new data elements are being considered for i2b2; and
  • Liaise with UF Health IT security to ensure that tools being developed meet the security and privacy standards necessary.

For the names and contact information of UFHCC Cancer Informatics and eHealth Shared Resource members and expertise, click here.

To request support, click here.

Director:
Jiang Bian, Ph.D.
Director of Cancer Informatics eHealth Shared Resources
University of Florida Health Cancer Center;
Assistant Professor, Health Outcomes & Biomedical Informatics
College of Medicine, University of Florida
Office Phone: (352) 273-8878
Email: bianjiang@ufl.edu

Location:
Clinical and Translational Research Building
2004 Mowry Road,
Suite 3228
PO Box 100219
Gainesville, FL 32610-0219