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Research center gets Regents' designation

May 21, 2007

The Center for Health Information & Research (CHIR) has been designated an official ASU research center by the Arizona Board of Regents.

CHIR is a part of the School of Computing and Informatics (SCI) in the Ira A. Fulton School of Engineering. The center has a multidisciplinary emphasis that includes the study of health care, clinical quality, occupational illness and injury and the economics of health care. CHIR also is the home of Arizona HealthQuery, a health and health care data warehouse developed through the ongoing cooperation of ASU and more than 65 organizations within Arizona .

The approval of CHIR as a university-sanctioned research center acknowledges the intellectual contribution and societal benefits that stem from the use of CHIR's empirical data. It is directed by William G. Johnson, a professor in SCI's Department of Biomedical Informatics.