Core Facilities

Institute for Healthcare Informatics

A secure computing center — compliant with the security standards of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) — that stores, aggregates and innovatively analyzes healthcare data.

Peter Winkelstein, MD.

Peter Winkelstein, MD, MBA, executive director of the Institute for Healthcare Informatics, has extensive experience applying medical informatics in clinical and academic settings. 

About IHI

The Institute for Healthcare Informatics (IHI) is a secure computing center that holds electronic health record and claims data for the vast majority of the Western New York population. This data repository is available to researchers throughout the Buffalo Translational Consortium at no cost for IRB-approved projects. The IHI is also part of the TriNetX Research Network, allowing researchers to access global data sets.

Get Involved

If you are a researcher or a healthcare professional interested in leveraging our healthcare data or utilizing our services, please reach out to us. We are excited to collaborate with you and contribute to the advancement of healthcare research.

For inquiries about accessing Electronic Health Record datasets, please reach out to the IHI via the CTSI service request portal.


875 Ellicott Street
Buffalo, NY 14203