Located on the Columbia University Medical Center (CUIMC) campus, the Department of Biomedical Informatics (DBMI) is both an academic department and an information services partner to NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital, a major healthcare provider in greater New York.
One of the oldest informatics departments in the nation, faculty and students at DBMI have set the path for design of clinical information systems, methodologies in clinical natural language processing, and machine learning over electronic health record data. Faculty research includes the development and evaluation of innovative information technologies, which has led to enhancements in both health and healthcare.
Both faculty and students work in a highly collaborative environment, applying informatics from the atomic level to global populations.
Rare diseases may be uncommon for an individual patient, but in the aggregate, they affect millions of people annually. Limited clinician knowledge on the vast array of these diseases often lead to either misdiagnosis or under-diagnosis. OARD, a resource developed by researchers at Columbia University Irving Medical Center, presents a new method to fill this knowledge gap for the rare disease community.