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Umberto Tachinardi

Umberto Tachinardi, MD, MSc, FACMI

  • Chief Information Officer, Regenstrief Institute
  • Director of Clinical Research Informatics, Regenstrief Institute and Indiana CTSI
  • Chief Informatics Officer, Indiana University Grand Challenge Precision Health Initiative
  • Assistant Dean for Clinical Informatics, Indiana University School of Medicine
  • Professor of Biostatistics, Indiana University School of Medicine

With more than 30 years of experience in biomedical informatics, Dr. Umberto Tachinardi has a history of successfully developing and implementing health informatics technologies in organizations of all sizes.

At IU and Regenstrief, his focus is to lead the informatics components of complex and large projects (Precision Health Initiative and the Indiana Center for Translational Sciences Institute – CTSI). Dr. Tachinardi’s research interests include clinical and translational research informatics and precision health.

Dr. Tachinardi served as the associate dean for biomedical informatics at the School of Medicine and Public Health, University of Wisconsin-Madison and as the chief research information officer at UW Health in Madison, Wisconsin. He was responsible for building and operating UW Health’s translational research resources such as data warehouses and new functions in the electronic health record systems.

He idealized and directed the Clinical and Health Informatics Institute of the University of Wisconsin (UW) Institute for Clinical and Translation Research, where he served as the executive scientific director. While at UW he was a principal investigator for a PCORI/PCORnet Clinical Data Research Network, the Greater Plains Collaborative (GPC).

Dr. Tachinardi is a fellow of the American College of Medical Informatics (ACMI) and a longtime member of the American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA) and has served in several leadership roles for the organization.

“Biomedical informatics has a valuable role to play in shaping Precision Health and Learning Health Systems. We must empower the next wave of health professionals with effective, efficient tools and teach them to understand the fast-changing paradigms of healthcare and employ the newest technologies.”