The discipline of health informatics combines clinical data and data structures with IT and technology to enhance healthcare delivery and improve quality of care, access to care, and ultimately patient outcomes through the effective use and exchange of health information.
Clinical databases and registries are one of the important information sources leveraged in health informatics. The purpose of clinical databases and registries is to improve the safety and/or quality of healthcare provided to patients by collecting key clinical information from individual healthcare encounters. This enables risk-adjusted outcomes to be used in evidence-based quality improvement.
Cabrini supports the collection and contribution of data to a large number of registries and databases, including: