Substance Use and Addiction Research: Methodology, Mechanisms, and Therapeutics
Alan David Kaye; Elyse M. Cornett
Informatics investigates how information is collected, processed, changed, and utilized in natural and artificial/engineered systems. Informatics is used in practically every aspect of human life, including healthcare and clinical research. As healthcare transitions to electronic healthcare records, the electronic health record system requires clinical information management to keep patient information protected, organized, and readily available. Clinical Research Informatics is a subdomain of biomedical informatics that optimizes the design, conduct, analysis, interpretation, and dissemination of clinical research, including research involving patient healthcare records. The use of informatics to study patient health information also extends to patients with substance misuse. Informatics allows the healthcare institutions to gather information and study trends in their patient population, which can allow for increased availability of healthcare resources, staff.
Chapter 8 - Informatics
Allampalli, Varsha; Lane, Olabisi; Lam, Kevin K.; Sardana, Nitish; Cornett, Elyse M.; Fox, Charles J.; and Kaye, Alan David, "Substance Use and Addiction Research: Methodology, Mechanisms, and Therapeutics" (2023). School of Medicine Faculty Publications. 861.