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Biomedical informatics is a discipline related to bioinformatics and has roots in medical informatics or healthcare informatics. It studies the use of information technology and advanced research computing in the practice of biomedical sciences and medicine. Map of the human X chromosome (from the NCBI website). ... Electronic patient chart of a HIS Medical Informatics is the name given to the discipline that exists at the intersection of information technology and medicine. ... Healthcare Informatics has been defined as: A field of study concerned with the broad range of issues in the management and use of biomedical information, including medical computing and the study of the nature of medical information itself. ... Information technology (IT), as defined by the Information Technology Association of America (ITAA)is: the study, design, development, implementation, support or management of computer-based information systems, particularly software applications and computer hardware. ... Health science is the discipline of applied science which deals with human and animal health. ... medicines, see medication and pharmacology. ...


The major areas encompassed by it are clinical informatics, dental informatics, nursing informatics, veterinary informatics, pharmacy informatics, medical imaging informatics, public health informatics, proteomics, genomics and drug design. See drugs, medication, and pharmacology for substances that treat patients. ... Dental informatics is the name given to the application of information technology to dentistry. ... Nursing Informatics is a specialty of Health care informatics which deals with the support of nursing by information systems in delivery, documentation, administration and evaluation of patient care and prevention of diseases. ... Veterinary Informatics is the name given to the application of information technology to healthcare. ... For other uses, see Pharmacy (disambiguation). ... Medical imaging designates the ensemble of techniques and processes used to create images of the human body (or parts thereof) for clinical purposes (medical procedures seeking to reveal, diagnose or examine disease) or medical science (including the study of normal anatomy and function). ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged into Health informatics. ... This article or section is in need of attention from an expert on the subject. ... Genomics is the study of an organisms entire genome. ... Drug design is the approach of finding drugs by design, based on their biological targets. ...


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Biomedical technology involves the application of engineering and technology principles to the domain of living or biological systems. ... The AbioCor artificial heart, an example of a biomedical engineering application of mechanical engineering with biocompatible materials for Cardiothoracic Surgery using an artificial organ. ... Biological engineering (also biosystems engineering and bioengineering) is a broad-based engineering discipline that deals with bio-molecular and molecular processes, product design, sustainability and analysis of biological systems. ... Map of the human X chromosome (from the NCBI website). ... Computer science, or computing science, is the study of the theoretical foundations of information and computation and their implementation and application in computer systems. ... Informatics includes the science of information, the practice of information processing, and the engineering of information systems. ...

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This bioinformatics-related article is a stub. You can help Wikipedia by expanding it. The Biomedical informatics Research Network or BIRN is a National Institutes of Health initiative providing a framework of people and information technology infrastructure, notably a grid of supercomputers, for distributed collaborations in biomedical science. ... Map of the human X chromosome (from the NCBI website). ...

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VUMC Department of Biomedical Informatics (FAQ) (1858 words)
Biomedical Informatics is the interdisciplinary science that deals with biomedical information, its structure, acquisition and use.
Biomedical informatics is grounded in the principles of computer science, information science, cognitive science, social science, and engineering, as well as the clinical and basic sciences.
Today, biomedical informatics can be defined as the theory and practice of information and knowledge integration, management, and use in all aspects of health care delivery, biomedicine, and public health, conducted through multidisciplinary research, development, and application.
Columbia University Biomedical Informatics (941 words)
Biomedical informatics is intrinsically entwined with the substance of biomedical science.
In biomedical informatics, there is an especially tight coupling between the application areas, broad categories of which are indicated at the bottom of the diagram, and the identification of basic research tasks that characterize the scientific underpinnings of the field.
In general, biomedical informatics researchers derive their inspiration from one of the application areas, identifying fundamental methodologic issues that need to be addressed and testing them in system prototypes or, for more mature methods, in actual systems that are used in clinical or biomedical research settings.
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