|Health informatics expert strengthens SILS, RTI International partnership|
|Tuesday, January 24, 2012|
A recent partnership between the School of Information and Library Science at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and RTI International’s Center for the Advancement of Health Information Technology has been strengthened with the joint appointment of Tom Caruso, Ph.D., an expert in health informatics.
Caruso joined the school and RTI International as health informatics liaison research associate on Jan. 3.
He has an extensive background in biomedical informatics, health information management and technology. He comes to North Carolina from T.P. Caruso and Associates LLP, where he built partnerships for government contractors in the federal health technology sector and founded Quantal Semantics Inc. to develop a universal health information exchange language called QuantalUEL.
Caruso also created the Biomedical Informatics Think Tank, an organization of experts at major academic medical institutions. Its members have worked in the fields of health information management, clinical informatics, public health informatics, clinical research informatics, bioinformatics, data mining, health informatics technology training and high performance computing for the past 30 years.
Caruso’s responsibilities include developing research programs between the school and RTI International, pursuing collaborative grant and contract opportunities in health informatics and creating and facilitating an internship program for the health informatics professional master’s degree program at UNC.