The Interdisciplinary Research Group in Health Informatics (GRIIS) at the Université de Sherbrooke is interested in the contribution of informatics to health systems, both in terms of the provision of care and research. It is uniquely positioned to innovate in the field with contributions from clinical, informatics and ethics.
GRIIS’s projects are largely based on the concept of learning health systems that aims to unify health care, biomedical research and knowledge transfer. Current projects include, but are not limited to, knowledge modeling, temporal data warehouses and mortality prediction models based on standard health data. GRIIS is also involved at the provincial level (SPOR Support Unit of Quebec) and at the national level (SPOR national network on diabetes and its complications – Action Diabetes Canada). GRIIS supervises several students at all levels. In addition, it has developed strong collaborations internationally, which also allows it to offer co-supervision courses (eg. with the INSERM UMR 1138 group of Professor Anita Burgun in Paris).