Clinical Informatics

Dedicated to improving the quality and safety of clinical care throughout the region, our faculty conduct research into electronic health records (EHR), clinical data warehousing, clinical research informatics and clinical decision support (CDS).


Our division has specialized expertise in the purpose, scope, structure and use of EHR systems, their value and effectiveness and current standards for their development.

Our capabilities include conducting comparative, critical, hands-on analsyes and tests of these systems.

We’re also engaged in the science of human health care decisions. This includes evaluating CDS methods for patient populations, conducting critical comparative analyses and tests of representative CDS applications, and building CDS applications.

COVID-19 Disease Model

Our research helps provide the answers for real-world medical concerns. Trainees in our program created an application that epidemiologically modeled hospitalizations, intensive care cases, ventilator use and other factors that provided the Erie County Department of Health and local health care systems the necessary data as they prepared for the surge in COVID-19 cases in Western New York.

Education and Training

We teach our clinical informatics fellows as well as third- and fourth-year medical students enrolled in our elective course on the basic principles of clinical informatics.

Elkin, Peter


Professor and Chair, Department of Biomedical Informatics & Professor of Internal Medicine

UB Downtown Gateway 77 Goodell Buffalo, NY 14203

Phone: 716 888 4854



Gateway Building
77 Goodell St.
Buffalo, NY  14203