Andrew Boyd

Associate Vice Chancellor for Research and Chief Research Information Officer


Andrew Boyd

Dr. Andrew Boyd (Photo: Roberta Dupuis-Devlin/UIC)

Dr. Andrew Boyd researches the use of health care data to simplify processes and make them more accurate and efficient. He is dedicated to improving the lives of millions through better use of a diverse and heterogeneous health record. 

His recent research includes investigating why some medical alarms go unheard by medical personnel and differences in patient readmission rates in for-profit vs. nonprofit public hospitals. He also has analyzed and mapped the complexities of the U.S. health care system’s transition from ICD-9, the ninth version of the International Classification of Disease, to the exponentially more complex ICD-10. 

Boyd also has examined of the disparity between vernacular used in everyday practice by physicians and that used by nurses, finding the overlap to be only 20%. 

He developed an app called My Interventional Drug-Eluting Stent Educational App (MyIDEA) with input from patients on the research team. 

In addition to his role as an associate vice chancellor, he is also associate chief health information officer for innovation and research and an associate professor in biomedical and health information sciences. He also is lead clinical informatician for the Center for Clinical and Translational Sciences and a senior faculty member at the Edward R. Roybal Centers for Translational Research in the Behavioral and Social Sciences of Aging.

Watch Boyd’s 3-minute talk on using data simplification to improve clinical outcomes, delivered at SparkTalks, UIC’s take on faculty lightning talks.

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