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Harnett <Online/> LLC

The spatial integrity, security, and reuse of healthcare data



Professor Harnett joined the faculty at the University of Cincinnati Academic Health Center in 2004 and serves as the Director for the UC Center for Health Informatics. Brett received his Master’s Degree in Information Systems from the University of Cincinnati and undergraduate degree in Business Administration from Eastern Connecticut State University.

Between formal training and over 25 years of academic experience, Brett has a broad and comprehensive perspective in the field of clinical informatics; both in theory and practice. 

From academics to the commercial sector, netting results is a critical factor in today's competitive world. As the healthcare industry evolves and technology plays an ever-increasing role in its transformation, executives and decision makers must be well-informed to implement strategic initiatives. Data is the key that exposes dimensions and opens critical doors.

As full-time faculty at the university, consulting arrangements are currently limited but availability will increase in 2024. This site 'sets the stage' for contracts with established consulting agencies, federal and state governments and industry-related firms.



Brett's academic appointment is in Biomedical Informatics and previously with the Department of Surgery until 2015. Brett is a member of the UC Institutional Review Board as a healthcare data expert. Over 60% of his effort is research, 20% teaching and the remaining as compliance and administration. Teaching includes co-direction of two courses in the UC BMI Graduate Program and ongoing invited lectures. This program is in partnership with Cincinnati Children's Hospital and Medical Center. 


Prior to joining UC, Brett was the Director of Experimental Information Technology for a NASA-sponsored research program in Virginia and a Systems Analyst at Yale University in Connecticut.


He has 25 peer-reviewed published articles, six book chapters and numerous abstracts in various domains. Extramural activities include scientific reviewer for the National Institutes of Health (Risk, Prevention and Health Behavior) a member of the Editorial Board for the Telemedicine and e-Health journal, and ad-hoc reviewer for numerous peer-reviewed journals. Click here to see CV (resumé).


University of Cincinnati College of Business; Cincinnati, OH

Master of Science; Information Systems

        September 2004 - June 2007

Eastern Connecticut State University; Willimantic, CT

Bachelor of Science; Business Administration

        September 1982 - May 1984

Manchester Community Technical College; Manchester

        September 1980 - May 1982

Nathaniel Hawthorne College; Antrim, NH

        September 1978 - May 1980

Dale Carnegie Leadership graduate

        September 1985 - January 1986


Electronic Health Records (leveraging for research)

Electronic Data Capture (EDC) for research

HL7 Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resources (FHIR)

Grant writing of technical sections (interpretable by Review Committees)

Human Subject research protection (Institutional Review/Privacy Board)

HIPAA Compliance (protection and proper use of research data)

Leveraging Real World Data (Real World Evidence outcomes research using TriNetX Research Network)

SBIR/STTR NIH Grant submissions (intellectual property development)

Informatics Education (academic credentialing to customized ad hoc needs)

Various posts that range from the ridiculous to the sublime...


Brett M. Harnett, MS-IS

Asst. Professor

Biomedical Informatics

University of Cincinnati

College of Medicine



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