University of New England joins Greater Portland health study collaborative

October 13, 2014

The University of New England has joined a collaborative of Greater Portland businesses and nonprofits that will receive a $50,000 grant to study the possibility of growing a health information business cluster in the Portland area. 

 The study, called the "Health Informatics Assessment Project," will examine what kind of educational programs and training are necessary to grow the health informatics  industry. The field of health informatics involves keeping, processing, and analyzing medical records, helping medical professionals make more informed decisions about patients.

UNE is one of several higher educational institutions in the collaborative, including Southern Maine Community College, St. Joseph's College in Standish, University of Southern Maine, and Kaplan.

To learn more about this initiative, please visit the Bangor Daily News article

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