Louisiana Center for Health Innovation


The center was created to leverage the power of public and private data science for the benefit of patients, medical professionals and researchers to improve health outcomes and save lives. 

LCHI is a part of the Informatics Research Institute at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette that contributes to the social good through research in data science to unleash the potential of Big Data in such areas as health, crisis response, community security & resiliency, and smart & connected community. 

Health informatics is the interdisciplinary field that studies the effective uses of clinical and public health data to improve health of individuals, populations and society. The center conducts research to collect, process, and analyze data with the goal to improve health as measured by such metrics as mortality rate, disease rates, life expectancy. Our data sources include clinical data, social media, prescriptions, insurance claims, health organization reports, and patient-generated devices or wearables.








The Louisiana Center for Health Innovation at UL Lafayette partnered with the Opportunity Machine - Lafayette’s Center for Entrepreneurs and Louisiana Economic Development to provide a new opportunity for students and faculty to get involved in the Opportunity Health accelerator and Get Started Medical Pitch Competition during the annual Innovate South Conference in Lafayette, LA. 

If you would like more information about joining this unique opportunity in the Fall 2022 semester, please email us

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