Dell, U of Buffalo to create Institute for Healthcare Informatics

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Dell will make a $15 million investment in computer equipment and services to support launch of the University of Buffalo's (UB) new Institute for Healthcare Informatics in New York.

Dell's investment will contribute to the creation of the institute, which will help establish UB and the Buffalo region as a hub for medical informatics in the State University of New York system, throughout New York and beyond, UB stated.

The UB institute initially will focus on sharing data among the 450 healthcare practitioners who participate in UBMD, the practice plan for physicians who are also professors at UB School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, stated UB. The institute's data analysis and records management resources eventually will be extended to healthcare practitioners throughout the region and New York.

For Dell, of Round Rock, Texas, the partnership with the UB Institute for Healthcare Informatics advances the company's expansion into the healthcare technology sector, with a focus on data-driven medicine, UB stated.