The Boston Children's Hospital Computational Health Informatics Program (CHIP) is Harvard Medical School affiliated, multidisciplinary applied research and education program. CHIP is uniquely positioned at the nexus of a world-leading children’s hospital, a first-rate academic institution, wider health networks, and thoughtful collaborations with industry.
Our research has been at the forefront of posing a wide spectrum of health questions and building solutions. Our faculty advance the science of biomedical informatics for molecular characterization of the patient, gene discovery, medical decision making, diagnosis, therapeutic selection, care redesign, public health management, population health, and re-imagined clinical trials. Our research has influenced public health policies at the highest level. Governmental health institutions, like the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, have amended their recommendations for population health based on the research of our faculty. Our faculty have advised governments worldwide on establishing biodefense and biosurveillance infrastructures. The White House, US State Department, USAID, and NASA have recognized our faculty for their research contributions in health care.
CHIP has a longstanding track record of developing and repurposing existing technologies that have been widely commercialized. We have established partnerships with companies like Uber, Lyft, Quest Diagnostics, and Eli Lily and have developed platforms that have been widely adopted by Apple, Google, Microsoft, and Amazon.