Welcome to the Biohealthmatics.com Knowledge Center. This section is for those
who are looking for a gentle introduction to biomedical informatics and some of
its various components.
Biomedical informatics is an emerging discipline underlying
the acquisition, maintenance, retrieval and application of knowledge and
information in research, education, and service in health-related basic
sciences, clinical disciplines, and health care administration with computer
science, statistics, engineering, mathematics, information technologies and
Biomedical informatics also provides the tools and skills
needed for the development and application of new technology for improving
patient care, medical education, health sciences and management for
Biomedical informatics coalesces the related fields of Medical
Informatics (now being named Health
Informatics) and Bioinformatics.
Health Informatics contains
subsets such as Telemedicine,
Public Health Informatics.
Central to both medical informatics and bioinformatics is the
collection and analysis of information. While medical informatics is more
concerned with structures and algorithms for the manipulation of the data and
how it can be applied in healthcare, bioinformatics is more concerned with the
data itself and its biological implications.3
Friedman, Charles. Medical Informatics: Challenges and
Opportunities. Center for Biomedical Informatics: Introductory Lecture
Vanderbilt University. [WWW] What is biomedical informatics?
http://www.mc.vanderbilt.edu/dbmi/informatics.html (19TH March
Bioinformatics Institute of India. [WWW] What is
(19TH March 2003)
Medical Informatics FAQ
Aamir Zakaria, M.D. answers some frequently asked questions about Medical
Informatics and the sci.med.informatics newsgroup.
Interactions Between Clinical Informatics and Bioinformatics: A Case Study.
An article by R. Altman in The Journal of American Medical Informatics
Definition of biomedical informatics from the University of Washington website.
Biomedical informatics program from DeVry University.
Graduate Programs in Biomedical
Article about what biomedical informatics graduate training program entails
from the University of Medcine and Dentistry of New Jersy. http://www.umdnj.edu/shrp/about.html
Project co-ordinated by the University of Leeds, to bridge informatics teaching
and research across a diverse, multi-disciplinary range of academic groups.
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