Population Health & Computational Medicine

Population Health and Computational Medicine

A Message from the Chief

The patient care model is moving towards a more proactive approach for managing chronic disease and maintaining wellness. This shift will have a profound consequence on the way medical care is delivered in the coming century. The Division of Population Health and Computational Medicine was created as a new research and teaching component to discover and translate the wealth of data present in our modern health care environment in such a way as to improve communication, understanding and management of human health.

The mission for the Division is to study and apply methods that harness “big data” and make it translatable for health care. The Division utilizes the University of Miami’s clinical data assets to develop improved care delivery models through the integration of medical informatics and clinical business process optimization and then investigate the effects of these new care delivery models on patients, their families and health care providers. The three main objectives of the Division are to: (1) Develop methods and tools to make actionable clinical information available to facilitate decision making at the point of care. (2) Develop systems that identify patients at risk for impending acute events so that their health trajectory might be positively altered and (3) Educate physician trainees in the field on medical informatics, concentrating in the areas of population and predictive medicine.

Sincerely,

David M. Seo, MD
Division Chief
Chief Medical Information Officer