The Health and Rehabilitation Informatics (HARI) Lab is a part of the Health Informatics Department at the University of Pittsburgh.
The field of health and rehabilitation informatics concerns itself with the use of information technology and health information in the efforts to improve personal and community health.
In our lab, we implement an interdisciplinary approach to research by focusing on three specific areas: Telehealth, Health Data Science, and Web and Health Information Technology Accessibility.
In Telehealth, we conducted software platform development that can be utilized in various health care services, furthering education, and facilitating collaboration between parties for remote research projects. We work to advance the the field by investigating the use of real-time, asynchronous, and hybrid platform to be used to connect healthcare clients, their clinicians, as well as their family, caregivers, and community. Our Telehealth platform comprises of desktop apps that contain sophisticated features and functionalities and mobile apps (mHealth) that are portable, allowing access to health-related services anywhere, anytime.
Health Data Science
Our lab focus on the development of software platform
that allows healthcare professionals to monitor their services, analyze and visualize key performance indicators of their services, and provide recommendations/triaging on cases with high priority. The system learns and adapt to conditions through the use of data mining and artificial intelligence, which can be utilized in various health care services, furthering education, and facilitating collaboration between parties for remote research projects.
Web and Health Information Technology Accessibility
Our software developments massively depend on universal access to the patient’s health information and updates. As a result, particular focus is put on the necessity for Web accessibility for patients, caregivers, and clinicians alike. Our researches investigates the best accessibility options for each individuals, focusing on making Health Information Technology accessible for elderly and individuals with disabilities.