Technology and Informatics

Health care technology and informatics are integral aspects of Partners research initiatives. The study of resources and methods for the management of health information supports health information technology, medical practice, and medical research.

Partners offers researchers a range of services in the area of health care technology and informatics. We invite you to learn more about how our health care technology and informatics support can benefit the research community.

CIRD is responsible for leading the development of clinical systems strategy for Partners HealthCare, conducting applied informatics research and development, and key design issues in Partners enterprise clinical systems.

Partners Research Computing is a key component of the hospitals’ research mission. The 8,000 investigators and research support staff in the Partners system can rely on this service for infrastructure, administrative, and clinical research support.


i2b2 is an NIH-funded National Center for Biomedical Computing based within Partners HealthCare. The i2b2 Center is developing a scalable informatics framework to enable clinical researchers to use existing clinical data for discovery research.

The Clinical and Quality Analysis (CQA) group in Information Systems at Partners HealthCare conducts research evaluating the impact of clinical information systems on patient safety, quality, and care delivery.


The Partners Research Applications Group is responsible for supporting the administrative systems required to manage Partners biomedical research portfolio. The group’s sponsored applications provide the core features necessary across research management human studies oversight, grants and contracts processing and animal program management.


Advancing Health Care: Health Information Technology

Partners HealthCare was one of the earliest adopters of health information technology in the nation. Our electronic medical record system, the Partners-built Longitudinal Medical Record, is used by 100% of our primary and specialty care physicians. Patients can access their own medical records through our patient portal, called Patient Gateway. And, patients will find that their prescription information can be transmitted electronically to the pharmacy, using a process called e-prescribing.

Learn more from Cynthia Bero, Corporate Director of Information Systems for Partners Community Healthcare, Inc.

Careers at Partners

"I decided to work for Partners because it is a worldwide leader in medical research programs that seeks to further our current medical knowledge and better the lives of people."

--Cora Cheng-Chong, Research Grants and Contracts Officer, Research Management at Partners HealthCare

Innovation and Leadership

Partners leadership is dedicated to developing new and improved methods of care delivery, treatments, and cutting-edge research.

  Learn more about our efforts

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