Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

Institute for Public Health and Medicine

Center for Health Information Partnerships

The mission of the Center for Health Information Partnerships (CHiP) is to bring people, communities, and data together to enable everyone to live their healthiest lives. CHIP has a vision for “information-driven health for all.” To make this vision a reality for patients and communities, our focus areas include: 

Data Collection & Aggregation – Integrating clinical data from EHRs and other sources to provide big-picture views of health.

Data Analysis – Developing and applying novel data extraction, linkage, and analysis methods to generate valuable insights for our partners.

Practice Coaching – Engaging with health-care providers as they participate in quality improvement and practice transformation initiatives to make the most of health information technology. 


Partnerships are at the heart of CHiP.  Our collaborators come from public, private, and nonprofit sectors, and all have an interest in working toward a world where data universally drives innovative, practical solutions to difficult health questions affecting our communities. An individual investigator or organization alone is unlikely to have all of the tools and insights needed to fully address these challenges, but together we can identify meaningful projects and provide a trusted environment for open collaboration. 

At CHiP we embrace the innovation and strength that comes with diverse partnerships. For more information, please reach out to our center by phone at 312-503-2986 or by e-mail at

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For more information, visit the CHIP website.

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625 N Michigan, 15th floor
Chicago, IL 60611

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Center Director
Abel Kho, MD

Abel Kho, MD

Associate Center Director
Theresa Walunas, PhD

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Founded: 2015