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.

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UL Lafayette’s Louisiana Center for Health Innovation partnered with the Opportunity Machine to offer a Market/Customer Discovery Workshop specifically for university faculty and staff members interested in commercialization. A project can be in any stage of development.

Topics covered in the workshop include

  • Finding new funding sources
  • Evaluating your research commercialization potential
  • Gain guidance from industry experts and mentors
  • Understand your market potential 

Please follow the link https://form.jotform.com/221704616431044 (Or scan the QR code) for more information.

Dr. Alan Cohen, Director or Noah Bergeron, Associate Director with the Office of Innovation Management may contact you for more information.

The first workshop is six sessions, kicking off on September 8. The deadline to sign up is August 31.

If you have questions about the workshop, please contact Katherine Nebel, Development Director, Opportunity Machine 337-769-4085, or katherine@opportunitymachine.org.









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