• Stuart Speedie

    IHI core faculty member explains the rise of health informatics

    IHI's Dr. Stuart Speedie explains why informatics is a field that will continue to grow.

  • 50 Years of Informatics


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For fifty years, the University of Minnesota has been a center of innovation in health informatics. Between the 1970s and the 1990s, for example, Minnesota’s health informaticians produced cutting-edge research and developed innovative technologies in the fields of micropopulation simulation modeling, clinical decision-making and laboratory information systems, telehealth and home monitoring, and microbial biotechnology databases.

IHI Oral History

Marty LaVenture

Marty LaVenture begins by discussing his educational background in public health, epidemiology, and health informatics. He describes his experiences working as an assistant state epidemiologist in Wisconsin where he was in charge of developing information systems for disease surveillance. During his time in Wisconsin, LaVenture worked with Epic Software to develop online disease surveillance systems. In the late 1980s, LaVenture returned to the Twin Cities and joined the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH). LaVenture describes the work he did at the MDH in the late 1980s and early 1990s...

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