Medical Informatics FAQ

Medical Informatics FAQ

Post by zakari » Thu, 28 Aug 2003 18:37:50


rchive-name: medical-informatics-faq
Posting-Frequency: monthly
Last-modified: 2003/05/10

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ): Medical Informatics, sci.med.informatics

This document is intended to answer some frequently asked questions about
medical informatics and the newsgroup sci.med.informatics. It is posted
each month. It is periodically updated and all comments and contributions are
welcome.

Recent changes:

5/10/03: Updated all links.
5/08/03: Resumed posting with my working e-mail address (sorry for 8-yr delay).


---------------------------------------------------------------------------

Contents:
1) What is medical informatics?
2) What is the purpose of the sci.med.informatics newsgroup?
3) Where can I train in medical informatics?
4) What do people trained in Medical Informatics do?
5) How do I learn more about medical informatics?

---------------------------------------------------------------------------

1) What is medical informatics?

Simplistic definition: Computer applications in medical care
Better definition:
Biomedical Informatics is an emerging discipline that has been defined
as the study, invention, and implementation of structures and
algorithms to improve communication, understanding and management of
medical information. The end objective of biomedical informatics is
the coalescing of data, knowledge, and the tools necessary to apply
that data and knowledge in the decision-making process, at the time
and place that a decision needs to be made. The focus on the
structures and algorithms necessary to manipulate the information
separates Biomedical Informatics from other medical disciplines where
information content is the focus.
Even better: http://www.mc.vanderbilt.edu/dbmi/informatics.html

2) What is the purpose of the sci.med.informatics newsgroup?

As stated in the Charter:
The focus of this newsgroup will be the discussion of the grand
challenges facing medical informatics today (and tomorrow).
Appropriate topics include, but are not limited to:

* Medical Information Standards
* Medical Informatics Training
* IAIMS (Integrated Academic Information Management Systems)
* Computerized Medical Records
* Clinical Information Systems
(including radiology, laboratory, pharmacy, nursing, etc.)
* Physician Order Entry Systems
* Computer-Aided Instruction
* Medical Expert Systems
* Nursing Informatics
* Announcements of Interest, e.g. conferences, journals, societies
* National Library of Medicine
* Health Information Networks
* Medical Software Reviews
* Research Funding Opportunities
* Policy Making
(including procurement and certification of medical software)
* Medical Software Engineering
* Cultural/Sociologic Changes
* Medical Software Security
* Telemedicine
* Veterinary Informatics


3) Where can I train in medical informatics?

National Library of Medicine training sites in U.S.:
Harvard, New England Medical Center, Pittsburgh, Stanford, Yale,
Duke-UNC, Oregon Health Sciences U., Rice-Baylor, U.Missouri,
Columbia, U. Minnesota
Some other U.S. programs: Vanderbilt, Johns Hopkins, Utah, Alabama,
U.Washington, Harvard/Center for Clinical Computing, U.Penn/
Philadelphia VA Med
 
 
 

Medical Informatics FAQ

Post by zakari » Thu, 18 Sep 2003 19:47:55

rchive-name: medical-informatics-faq
Posting-Frequency: monthly
Last-modified: 2003/05/10

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ): Medical Informatics, sci.med.informatics

This document is intended to answer some frequently asked questions about
medical informatics and the newsgroup sci.med.informatics. It is posted
each month. It is periodically updated and all comments and contributions are
welcome.

Recent changes:

5/10/03: Updated all links.
5/08/03: Resumed posting with my working e-mail address (sorry for 8-yr delay).


---------------------------------------------------------------------------

Contents:
1) What is medical informatics?
2) What is the purpose of the sci.med.informatics newsgroup?
3) Where can I train in medical informatics?
4) What do people trained in Medical Informatics do?
5) How do I learn more about medical informatics?

---------------------------------------------------------------------------

1) What is medical informatics?

Simplistic definition: Computer applications in medical care
Better definition:
Biomedical Informatics is an emerging discipline that has been defined
as the study, invention, and implementation of structures and
algorithms to improve communication, understanding and management of
medical information. The end objective of biomedical informatics is
the coalescing of data, knowledge, and the tools necessary to apply
that data and knowledge in the decision-making process, at the time
and place that a decision needs to be made. The focus on the
structures and algorithms necessary to manipulate the information
separates Biomedical Informatics from other medical disciplines where
information content is the focus.
Even better: http://www.mc.vanderbilt.edu/dbmi/informatics.html

2) What is the purpose of the sci.med.informatics newsgroup?

As stated in the Charter:
The focus of this newsgroup will be the discussion of the grand
challenges facing medical informatics today (and tomorrow).
Appropriate topics include, but are not limited to:

* Medical Information Standards
* Medical Informatics Training
* IAIMS (Integrated Academic Information Management Systems)
* Computerized Medical Records
* Clinical Information Systems
(including radiology, laboratory, pharmacy, nursing, etc.)
* Physician Order Entry Systems
* Computer-Aided Instruction
* Medical Expert Systems
* Nursing Informatics
* Announcements of Interest, e.g. conferences, journals, societies
* National Library of Medicine
* Health Information Networks
* Medical Software Reviews
* Research Funding Opportunities
* Policy Making
(including procurement and certification of medical software)
* Medical Software Engineering
* Cultural/Sociologic Changes
* Medical Software Security
* Telemedicine
* Veterinary Informatics


3) Where can I train in medical informatics?

National Library of Medicine training sites in U.S.:
Harvard, New England Medical Center, Pittsburgh, Stanford, Yale,
Duke-UNC, Oregon Health Sciences U., Rice-Baylor, U.Missouri,
Columbia, U. Minnesota
Some other U.S. programs: Vanderbilt, Johns Hopkins, Utah, Alabama,
U.Washington, Harvard/Center for Clinical Computing, U.Penn/
Philadelphia VA Med
 
 
 

Medical Informatics FAQ

Post by zakari » Fri, 10 Oct 2003 17:20:44

rchive-name: medical-informatics-faq
Posting-Frequency: monthly
Last-modified: 2003/05/10

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ): Medical Informatics, sci.med.informatics

This document is intended to answer some frequently asked questions about
medical informatics and the newsgroup sci.med.informatics. It is posted
each month. It is periodically updated and all comments and contributions are
welcome.

Recent changes:

5/10/03: Updated all links.
5/08/03: Resumed posting with my working e-mail address (sorry for 8-yr delay).


---------------------------------------------------------------------------

Contents:
1) What is medical informatics?
2) What is the purpose of the sci.med.informatics newsgroup?
3) Where can I train in medical informatics?
4) What do people trained in Medical Informatics do?
5) How do I learn more about medical informatics?

---------------------------------------------------------------------------

1) What is medical informatics?

Simplistic definition: Computer applications in medical care
Better definition:
Biomedical Informatics is an emerging discipline that has been defined
as the study, invention, and implementation of structures and
algorithms to improve communication, understanding and management of
medical information. The end objective of biomedical informatics is
the coalescing of data, knowledge, and the tools necessary to apply
that data and knowledge in the decision-making process, at the time
and place that a decision needs to be made. The focus on the
structures and algorithms necessary to manipulate the information
separates Biomedical Informatics from other medical disciplines where
information content is the focus.
Even better: http://www.mc.vanderbilt.edu/dbmi/informatics.html

2) What is the purpose of the sci.med.informatics newsgroup?

As stated in the Charter:
The focus of this newsgroup will be the discussion of the grand
challenges facing medical informatics today (and tomorrow).
Appropriate topics include, but are not limited to:

* Medical Information Standards
* Medical Informatics Training
* IAIMS (Integrated Academic Information Management Systems)
* Computerized Medical Records
* Clinical Information Systems
(including radiology, laboratory, pharmacy, nursing, etc.)
* Physician Order Entry Systems
* Computer-Aided Instruction
* Medical Expert Systems
* Nursing Informatics
* Announcements of Interest, e.g. conferences, journals, societies
* National Library of Medicine
* Health Information Networks
* Medical Software Reviews
* Research Funding Opportunities
* Policy Making
(including procurement and certification of medical software)
* Medical Software Engineering
* Cultural/Sociologic Changes
* Medical Software Security
* Telemedicine
* Veterinary Informatics


3) Where can I train in medical informatics?

National Library of Medicine training sites in U.S.:
Harvard, New England Medical Center, Pittsburgh, Stanford, Yale,
Duke-UNC, Oregon Health Sciences U., Rice-Baylor, U.Missouri,
Columbia, U. Minnesota
Some other U.S. programs: Vanderbilt, Johns Hopkins, Utah, Alabama,
U.Washington, Harvard/Center for Clinical Computing, U.Penn/
Philadelphia VA Med
 
 
 

Medical Informatics FAQ

Post by zakari » Fri, 31 Oct 2003 19:37:48

rchive-name: medical-informatics-faq
Posting-Frequency: monthly
Last-modified: 2003/05/10

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ): Medical Informatics, sci.med.informatics

This document is intended to answer some frequently asked questions about
medical informatics and the newsgroup sci.med.informatics. It is posted
each month. It is periodically updated and all comments and contributions are
welcome.

Recent changes:

5/10/03: Updated all links.
5/08/03: Resumed posting with my working e-mail address (sorry for 8-yr delay).


---------------------------------------------------------------------------

Contents:
1) What is medical informatics?
2) What is the purpose of the sci.med.informatics newsgroup?
3) Where can I train in medical informatics?
4) What do people trained in Medical Informatics do?
5) How do I learn more about medical informatics?

---------------------------------------------------------------------------

1) What is medical informatics?

Simplistic definition: Computer applications in medical care
Better definition:
Biomedical Informatics is an emerging discipline that has been defined
as the study, invention, and implementation of structures and
algorithms to improve communication, understanding and management of
medical information. The end objective of biomedical informatics is
the coalescing of data, knowledge, and the tools necessary to apply
that data and knowledge in the decision-making process, at the time
and place that a decision needs to be made. The focus on the
structures and algorithms necessary to manipulate the information
separates Biomedical Informatics from other medical disciplines where
information content is the focus.
Even better: http://www.mc.vanderbilt.edu/dbmi/informatics.html

2) What is the purpose of the sci.med.informatics newsgroup?

As stated in the Charter:
The focus of this newsgroup will be the discussion of the grand
challenges facing medical informatics today (and tomorrow).
Appropriate topics include, but are not limited to:

* Medical Information Standards
* Medical Informatics Training
* IAIMS (Integrated Academic Information Management Systems)
* Computerized Medical Records
* Clinical Information Systems
(including radiology, laboratory, pharmacy, nursing, etc.)
* Physician Order Entry Systems
* Computer-Aided Instruction
* Medical Expert Systems
* Nursing Informatics
* Announcements of Interest, e.g. conferences, journals, societies
* National Library of Medicine
* Health Information Networks
* Medical Software Reviews
* Research Funding Opportunities
* Policy Making
(including procurement and certification of medical software)
* Medical Software Engineering
* Cultural/Sociologic Changes
* Medical Software Security
* Telemedicine
* Veterinary Informatics


3) Where can I train in medical informatics?

National Library of Medicine training sites in U.S.:
Harvard, New England Medical Center, Pittsburgh, Stanford, Yale,
Duke-UNC, Oregon Health Sciences U., Rice-Baylor, U.Missouri,
Columbia, U. Minnesota
Some other U.S. programs: Vanderbilt, Johns Hopkins, Utah, Alabama,
U.Washington, Harvard/Center for Clinical Computing, U.Penn/
Philadelphia VA Med
 
 
 

Medical Informatics FAQ

Post by zakari » Sat, 22 Nov 2003 18:15:20

rchive-name: medical-informatics-faq
Posting-Frequency: monthly
Last-modified: 2003/05/10

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ): Medical Informatics, sci.med.informatics

This document is intended to answer some frequently asked questions about
medical informatics and the newsgroup sci.med.informatics. It is posted
each month. It is periodically updated and all comments and contributions are
welcome.

Recent changes:

5/10/03: Updated all links.
5/08/03: Resumed posting with my working e-mail address (sorry for 8-yr delay).


---------------------------------------------------------------------------

Contents:
1) What is medical informatics?
2) What is the purpose of the sci.med.informatics newsgroup?
3) Where can I train in medical informatics?
4) What do people trained in Medical Informatics do?
5) How do I learn more about medical informatics?

---------------------------------------------------------------------------

1) What is medical informatics?

Simplistic definition: Computer applications in medical care
Better definition:
Biomedical Informatics is an emerging discipline that has been defined
as the study, invention, and implementation of structures and
algorithms to improve communication, understanding and management of
medical information. The end objective of biomedical informatics is
the coalescing of data, knowledge, and the tools necessary to apply
that data and knowledge in the decision-making process, at the time
and place that a decision needs to be made. The focus on the
structures and algorithms necessary to manipulate the information
separates Biomedical Informatics from other medical disciplines where
information content is the focus.
Even better: http://www.mc.vanderbilt.edu/dbmi/informatics.html

2) What is the purpose of the sci.med.informatics newsgroup?

As stated in the Charter:
The focus of this newsgroup will be the discussion of the grand
challenges facing medical informatics today (and tomorrow).
Appropriate topics include, but are not limited to:

* Medical Information Standards
* Medical Informatics Training
* IAIMS (Integrated Academic Information Management Systems)
* Computerized Medical Records
* Clinical Information Systems
(including radiology, laboratory, pharmacy, nursing, etc.)
* Physician Order Entry Systems
* Computer-Aided Instruction
* Medical Expert Systems
* Nursing Informatics
* Announcements of Interest, e.g. conferences, journals, societies
* National Library of Medicine
* Health Information Networks
* Medical Software Reviews
* Research Funding Opportunities
* Policy Making
(including procurement and certification of medical software)
* Medical Software Engineering
* Cultural/Sociologic Changes
* Medical Software Security
* Telemedicine
* Veterinary Informatics


3) Where can I train in medical informatics?

National Library of Medicine training sites in U.S.:
Harvard, New England Medical Center, Pittsburgh, Stanford, Yale,
Duke-UNC, Oregon Health Sciences U., Rice-Baylor, U.Missouri,
Columbia, U. Minnesota
Some other U.S. programs: Vanderbilt, Johns Hopkins, Utah, Alabama,
U.Washington, Harvard/Center for Clinical Computing, U.Penn/
Philadelphia VA Med
 
 
 

Medical Informatics FAQ

Post by zakari » Tue, 16 Dec 2003 18:43:11

rchive-name: medical-informatics-faq
Posting-Frequency: monthly
Last-modified: 2003/05/10

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ): Medical Informatics, sci.med.informatics

This document is intended to answer some frequently asked questions about
medical informatics and the newsgroup sci.med.informatics. It is posted
each month. It is periodically updated and all comments and contributions are
welcome.

Recent changes:

5/10/03: Updated all links.
5/08/03: Resumed posting with my working e-mail address (sorry for 8-yr delay).


---------------------------------------------------------------------------

Contents:
1) What is medical informatics?
2) What is the purpose of the sci.med.informatics newsgroup?
3) Where can I train in medical informatics?
4) What do people trained in Medical Informatics do?
5) How do I learn more about medical informatics?

---------------------------------------------------------------------------

1) What is medical informatics?

Simplistic definition: Computer applications in medical care
Better definition:
Biomedical Informatics is an emerging discipline that has been defined
as the study, invention, and implementation of structures and
algorithms to improve communication, understanding and management of
medical information. The end objective of biomedical informatics is
the coalescing of data, knowledge, and the tools necessary to apply
that data and knowledge in the decision-making process, at the time
and place that a decision needs to be made. The focus on the
structures and algorithms necessary to manipulate the information
separates Biomedical Informatics from other medical disciplines where
information content is the focus.
Even better: http://www.mc.vanderbilt.edu/dbmi/informatics.html

2) What is the purpose of the sci.med.informatics newsgroup?

As stated in the Charter:
The focus of this newsgroup will be the discussion of the grand
challenges facing medical informatics today (and tomorrow).
Appropriate topics include, but are not limited to:

* Medical Information Standards
* Medical Informatics Training
* IAIMS (Integrated Academic Information Management Systems)
* Computerized Medical Records
* Clinical Information Systems
(including radiology, laboratory, pharmacy, nursing, etc.)
* Physician Order Entry Systems
* Computer-Aided Instruction
* Medical Expert Systems
* Nursing Informatics
* Announcements of Interest, e.g. conferences, journals, societies
* National Library of Medicine
* Health Information Networks
* Medical Software Reviews
* Research Funding Opportunities
* Policy Making
(including procurement and certification of medical software)
* Medical Software Engineering
* Cultural/Sociologic Changes
* Medical Software Security
* Telemedicine
* Veterinary Informatics


3) Where can I train in medical informatics?

National Library of Medicine training sites in U.S.:
Harvard, New England Medical Center, Pittsburgh, Stanford, Yale,
Duke-UNC, Oregon Health Sciences U., Rice-Baylor, U.Missouri,
Columbia, U. Minnesota
Some other U.S. programs: Vanderbilt, Johns Hopkins, Utah, Alabama,
U.Washington, Harvard/Center for Clinical Computing, U.Penn/
Philadelphia VA Med
 
 
 

Medical Informatics FAQ

Post by zakari » Wed, 07 Jan 2004 19:20:05

rchive-name: medical-informatics-faq
Posting-Frequency: monthly
Last-modified: 2003/05/10

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ): Medical Informatics, sci.med.informatics

This document is intended to answer some frequently asked questions about
medical informatics and the newsgroup sci.med.informatics. It is posted
each month. It is periodically updated and all comments and contributions are
welcome.

Recent changes:

5/10/03: Updated all links.
5/08/03: Resumed posting with my working e-mail address (sorry for 8-yr delay).


---------------------------------------------------------------------------

Contents:
1) What is medical informatics?
2) What is the purpose of the sci.med.informatics newsgroup?
3) Where can I train in medical informatics?
4) What do people trained in Medical Informatics do?
5) How do I learn more about medical informatics?

---------------------------------------------------------------------------

1) What is medical informatics?

Simplistic definition: Computer applications in medical care
Better definition:
Biomedical Informatics is an emerging discipline that has been defined
as the study, invention, and implementation of structures and
algorithms to improve communication, understanding and management of
medical information. The end objective of biomedical informatics is
the coalescing of data, knowledge, and the tools necessary to apply
that data and knowledge in the decision-making process, at the time
and place that a decision needs to be made. The focus on the
structures and algorithms necessary to manipulate the information
separates Biomedical Informatics from other medical disciplines where
information content is the focus.
Even better: http://www.mc.vanderbilt.edu/dbmi/informatics.html

2) What is the purpose of the sci.med.informatics newsgroup?

As stated in the Charter:
The focus of this newsgroup will be the discussion of the grand
challenges facing medical informatics today (and tomorrow).
Appropriate topics include, but are not limited to:

* Medical Information Standards
* Medical Informatics Training
* IAIMS (Integrated Academic Information Management Systems)
* Computerized Medical Records
* Clinical Information Systems
(including radiology, laboratory, pharmacy, nursing, etc.)
* Physician Order Entry Systems
* Computer-Aided Instruction
* Medical Expert Systems
* Nursing Informatics
* Announcements of Interest, e.g. conferences, journals, societies
* National Library of Medicine
* Health Information Networks
* Medical Software Reviews
* Research Funding Opportunities
* Policy Making
(including procurement and certification of medical software)
* Medical Software Engineering
* Cultural/Sociologic Changes
* Medical Software Security
* Telemedicine
* Veterinary Informatics


3) Where can I train in medical informatics?

National Library of Medicine training sites in U.S.:
Harvard, New England Medical Center, Pittsburgh, Stanford, Yale,
Duke-UNC, Oregon Health Sciences U., Rice-Baylor, U.Missouri,
Columbia, U. Minnesota
Some other U.S. programs: Vanderbilt, Johns Hopkins, Utah, Alabama,
U.Washington, Harvard/Center for Clinical Computing, U.Penn/
Philadelphia VA Med
 
 
 

Medical Informatics FAQ

Post by zakari » Thu, 29 Jan 2004 17:59:47

rchive-name: medical-informatics-faq
Posting-Frequency: monthly
Last-modified: 2003/05/10

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ): Medical Informatics, sci.med.informatics

This document is intended to answer some frequently asked questions about
medical informatics and the newsgroup sci.med.informatics. It is posted
each month. It is periodically updated and all comments and contributions are
welcome.

Recent changes:

5/10/03: Updated all links.
5/08/03: Resumed posting with my working e-mail address (sorry for 8-yr delay).


---------------------------------------------------------------------------

Contents:
1) What is medical informatics?
2) What is the purpose of the sci.med.informatics newsgroup?
3) Where can I train in medical informatics?
4) What do people trained in Medical Informatics do?
5) How do I learn more about medical informatics?

---------------------------------------------------------------------------

1) What is medical informatics?

Simplistic definition: Computer applications in medical care
Better definition:
Biomedical Informatics is an emerging discipline that has been defined
as the study, invention, and implementation of structures and
algorithms to improve communication, understanding and management of
medical information. The end objective of biomedical informatics is
the coalescing of data, knowledge, and the tools necessary to apply
that data and knowledge in the decision-making process, at the time
and place that a decision needs to be made. The focus on the
structures and algorithms necessary to manipulate the information
separates Biomedical Informatics from other medical disciplines where
information content is the focus.
Even better: http://www.mc.vanderbilt.edu/dbmi/informatics.html

2) What is the purpose of the sci.med.informatics newsgroup?

As stated in the Charter:
The focus of this newsgroup will be the discussion of the grand
challenges facing medical informatics today (and tomorrow).
Appropriate topics include, but are not limited to:

* Medical Information Standards
* Medical Informatics Training
* IAIMS (Integrated Academic Information Management Systems)
* Computerized Medical Records
* Clinical Information Systems
(including radiology, laboratory, pharmacy, nursing, etc.)
* Physician Order Entry Systems
* Computer-Aided Instruction
* Medical Expert Systems
* Nursing Informatics
* Announcements of Interest, e.g. conferences, journals, societies
* National Library of Medicine
* Health Information Networks
* Medical Software Reviews
* Research Funding Opportunities
* Policy Making
(including procurement and certification of medical software)
* Medical Software Engineering
* Cultural/Sociologic Changes
* Medical Software Security
* Telemedicine
* Veterinary Informatics


3) Where can I train in medical informatics?

National Library of Medicine training sites in U.S.:
Harvard, New England Medical Center, Pittsburgh, Stanford, Yale,
Duke-UNC, Oregon Health Sciences U., Rice-Baylor, U.Missouri,
Columbia, U. Minnesota
Some other U.S. programs: Vanderbilt, Johns Hopkins, Utah, Alabama,
U.Washington, Harvard/Center for Clinical Computing, U.Penn/
Philadelphia VA Med
 
 
 

Medical Informatics FAQ

Post by zakari » Thu, 19 Feb 2004 18:42:00

rchive-name: medical-informatics-faq
Posting-Frequency: monthly
Last-modified: 2003/05/10

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ): Medical Informatics, sci.med.informatics

This document is intended to answer some frequently asked questions about
medical informatics and the newsgroup sci.med.informatics. It is posted
each month. It is periodically updated and all comments and contributions are
welcome.

Recent changes:

5/10/03: Updated all links.
5/08/03: Resumed posting with my working e-mail address (sorry for 8-yr delay).


---------------------------------------------------------------------------

Contents:
1) What is medical informatics?
2) What is the purpose of the sci.med.informatics newsgroup?
3) Where can I train in medical informatics?
4) What do people trained in Medical Informatics do?
5) How do I learn more about medical informatics?

---------------------------------------------------------------------------

1) What is medical informatics?

Simplistic definition: Computer applications in medical care
Better definition:
Biomedical Informatics is an emerging discipline that has been defined
as the study, invention, and implementation of structures and
algorithms to improve communication, understanding and management of
medical information. The end objective of biomedical informatics is
the coalescing of data, knowledge, and the tools necessary to apply
that data and knowledge in the decision-making process, at the time
and place that a decision needs to be made. The focus on the
structures and algorithms necessary to manipulate the information
separates Biomedical Informatics from other medical disciplines where
information content is the focus.
Even better: http://www.mc.vanderbilt.edu/dbmi/informatics.html

2) What is the purpose of the sci.med.informatics newsgroup?

As stated in the Charter:
The focus of this newsgroup will be the discussion of the grand
challenges facing medical informatics today (and tomorrow).
Appropriate topics include, but are not limited to:

* Medical Information Standards
* Medical Informatics Training
* IAIMS (Integrated Academic Information Management Systems)
* Computerized Medical Records
* Clinical Information Systems
(including radiology, laboratory, pharmacy, nursing, etc.)
* Physician Order Entry Systems
* Computer-Aided Instruction
* Medical Expert Systems
* Nursing Informatics
* Announcements of Interest, e.g. conferences, journals, societies
* National Library of Medicine
* Health Information Networks
* Medical Software Reviews
* Research Funding Opportunities
* Policy Making
(including procurement and certification of medical software)
* Medical Software Engineering
* Cultural/Sociologic Changes
* Medical Software Security
* Telemedicine
* Veterinary Informatics


3) Where can I train in medical informatics?

National Library of Medicine training sites in U.S.:
Harvard, New England Medical Center, Pittsburgh, Stanford, Yale,
Duke-UNC, Oregon Health Sciences U., Rice-Baylor, U.Missouri,
Columbia, U. Minnesota
Some other U.S. programs: Vanderbilt, Johns Hopkins, Utah, Alabama,
U.Washington, Harvard/Center for Clinical Computing, U.Penn/
Philadelphia VA Med
 
 
 

Medical Informatics FAQ

Post by zakari » Fri, 23 Apr 2004 20:54:30

rchive-name: medical-informatics-faq
Posting-Frequency: monthly
Last-modified: 2003/05/10

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ): Medical Informatics, sci.med.informatics

This document is intended to answer some frequently asked questions about
medical informatics and the newsgroup sci.med.informatics. It is posted
each month. It is periodically updated and all comments and contributions are
welcome.

Recent changes:

5/10/03: Updated all links.
5/08/03: Resumed posting with my working e-mail address (sorry for 8-yr delay).


---------------------------------------------------------------------------

Contents:
1) What is medical informatics?
2) What is the purpose of the sci.med.informatics newsgroup?
3) Where can I train in medical informatics?
4) What do people trained in Medical Informatics do?
5) How do I learn more about medical informatics?

---------------------------------------------------------------------------

1) What is medical informatics?

Simplistic definition: Computer applications in medical care
Better definition:
Biomedical Informatics is an emerging discipline that has been defined
as the study, invention, and implementation of structures and
algorithms to improve communication, understanding and management of
medical information. The end objective of biomedical informatics is
the coalescing of data, knowledge, and the tools necessary to apply
that data and knowledge in the decision-making process, at the time
and place that a decision needs to be made. The focus on the
structures and algorithms necessary to manipulate the information
separates Biomedical Informatics from other medical disciplines where
information content is the focus.
Even better: http://www.mc.vanderbilt.edu/dbmi/informatics.html

2) What is the purpose of the sci.med.informatics newsgroup?

As stated in the Charter:
The focus of this newsgroup will be the discussion of the grand
challenges facing medical informatics today (and tomorrow).
Appropriate topics include, but are not limited to:

* Medical Information Standards
* Medical Informatics Training
* IAIMS (Integrated Academic Information Management Systems)
* Computerized Medical Records
* Clinical Information Systems
(including radiology, laboratory, pharmacy, nursing, etc.)
* Physician Order Entry Systems
* Computer-Aided Instruction
* Medical Expert Systems
* Nursing Informatics
* Announcements of Interest, e.g. conferences, journals, societies
* National Library of Medicine
* Health Information Networks
* Medical Software Reviews
* Research Funding Opportunities
* Policy Making
(including procurement and certification of medical software)
* Medical Software Engineering
* Cultural/Sociologic Changes
* Medical Software Security
* Telemedicine
* Veterinary Informatics


3) Where can I train in medical informatics?

National Library of Medicine training sites in U.S.:
Harvard, New England Medical Center, Pittsburgh, Stanford, Yale,
Duke-UNC, Oregon Health Sciences U., Rice-Baylor, U.Missouri,
Columbia, U. Minnesota
Some other U.S. programs: Vanderbilt, Johns Hopkins, Utah, Alabama,
U.Washington, Harvard/Center for Clinical Computing, U.Penn/
Philadelphia VA Med
 
 
 

Medical Informatics FAQ

Post by zakari » Sat, 15 May 2004 18:06:58

rchive-name: medical-informatics-faq
Posting-Frequency: monthly
Last-modified: 2003/05/10

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ): Medical Informatics, sci.med.informatics

This document is intended to answer some frequently asked questions about
medical informatics and the newsgroup sci.med.informatics. It is posted
each month. It is periodically updated and all comments and contributions are
welcome.

Recent changes:

5/10/03: Updated all links.
5/08/03: Resumed posting with my working e-mail address (sorry for 8-yr delay).


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Contents:
1) What is medical informatics?
2) What is the purpose of the sci.med.informatics newsgroup?
3) Where can I train in medical informatics?
4) What do people trained in Medical Informatics do?
5) How do I learn more about medical informatics?

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1) What is medical informatics?

Simplistic definition: Computer applications in medical care
Better definition:
Biomedical Informatics is an emerging discipline that has been defined
as the study, invention, and implementation of structures and
algorithms to improve communication, understanding and management of
medical information. The end objective of biomedical informatics is
the coalescing of data, knowledge, and the tools necessary to apply
that data and knowledge in the decision-making process, at the time
and place that a decision needs to be made. The focus on the
structures and algorithms necessary to manipulate the information
separates Biomedical Informatics from other medical disciplines where
information content is the focus.
Even better: http://www.mc.vanderbilt.edu/dbmi/informatics.html

2) What is the purpose of the sci.med.informatics newsgroup?

As stated in the Charter:
The focus of this newsgroup will be the discussion of the grand
challenges facing medical informatics today (and tomorrow).
Appropriate topics include, but are not limited to:

* Medical Information Standards
* Medical Informatics Training
* IAIMS (Integrated Academic Information Management Systems)
* Computerized Medical Records
* Clinical Information Systems
(including radiology, laboratory, pharmacy, nursing, etc.)
* Physician Order Entry Systems
* Computer-Aided Instruction
* Medical Expert Systems
* Nursing Informatics
* Announcements of Interest, e.g. conferences, journals, societies
* National Library of Medicine
* Health Information Networks
* Medical Software Reviews
* Research Funding Opportunities
* Policy Making
(including procurement and certification of medical software)
* Medical Software Engineering
* Cultural/Sociologic Changes
* Medical Software Security
* Telemedicine
* Veterinary Informatics


3) Where can I train in medical informatics?

National Library of Medicine training sites in U.S.:
Harvard, New England Medical Center, Pittsburgh, Stanford, Yale,
Duke-UNC, Oregon Health Sciences U., Rice-Baylor, U.Missouri,
Columbia, U. Minnesota
Some other U.S. programs: Vanderbilt, Johns Hopkins, Utah, Alabama,
U.Washington, Harvard/Center for Clinical Computing, U.Penn/
Philadelphia VA Med
 
 
 

Medical Informatics FAQ

Post by zakari » Wed, 30 Jun 2004 03:42:14

rchive-name: medical-informatics-faq
Posting-Frequency: monthly
Last-modified: 2003/05/10

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ): Medical Informatics, sci.med.informatics

This document is intended to answer some frequently asked questions about
medical informatics and the newsgroup sci.med.informatics. It is posted
each month. It is periodically updated and all comments and contributions are
welcome.

Recent changes:

5/10/03: Updated all links.
5/08/03: Resumed posting with my working e-mail address (sorry for 8-yr delay).


---------------------------------------------------------------------------

Contents:
1) What is medical informatics?
2) What is the purpose of the sci.med.informatics newsgroup?
3) Where can I train in medical informatics?
4) What do people trained in Medical Informatics do?
5) How do I learn more about medical informatics?

---------------------------------------------------------------------------

1) What is medical informatics?

Simplistic definition: Computer applications in medical care
Better definition:
Biomedical Informatics is an emerging discipline that has been defined
as the study, invention, and implementation of structures and
algorithms to improve communication, understanding and management of
medical information. The end objective of biomedical informatics is
the coalescing of data, knowledge, and the tools necessary to apply
that data and knowledge in the decision-making process, at the time
and place that a decision needs to be made. The focus on the
structures and algorithms necessary to manipulate the information
separates Biomedical Informatics from other medical disciplines where
information content is the focus.
Even better: http://www.mc.vanderbilt.edu/dbmi/informatics.html

2) What is the purpose of the sci.med.informatics newsgroup?

As stated in the Charter:
The focus of this newsgroup will be the discussion of the grand
challenges facing medical informatics today (and tomorrow).
Appropriate topics include, but are not limited to:

* Medical Information Standards
* Medical Informatics Training
* IAIMS (Integrated Academic Information Management Systems)
* Computerized Medical Records
* Clinical Information Systems
(including radiology, laboratory, pharmacy, nursing, etc.)
* Physician Order Entry Systems
* Computer-Aided Instruction
* Medical Expert Systems
* Nursing Informatics
* Announcements of Interest, e.g. conferences, journals, societies
* National Library of Medicine
* Health Information Networks
* Medical Software Reviews
* Research Funding Opportunities
* Policy Making
(including procurement and certification of medical software)
* Medical Software Engineering
* Cultural/Sociologic Changes
* Medical Software Security
* Telemedicine
* Veterinary Informatics


3) Where can I train in medical informatics?

National Library of Medicine training sites in U.S.:
Harvard, New England Medical Center, Pittsburgh, Stanford, Yale,
Duke-UNC, Oregon Health Sciences U., Rice-Baylor, U.Missouri,
Columbia, U. Minnesota
Some other U.S. programs: Vanderbilt, Johns Hopkins, Utah, Alabama,
U.Washington, Harvard/Center for Clinical Computing, U.Penn/
Philadelphia VA Med
 
 
 

Medical Informatics FAQ

Post by zakari » Wed, 21 Jul 2004 13:15:44

rchive-name: medical-informatics-faq
Posting-Frequency: monthly
Last-modified: 2003/05/10

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ): Medical Informatics, sci.med.informatics

This document is intended to answer some frequently asked questions about
medical informatics and the newsgroup sci.med.informatics. It is posted
each month. It is periodically updated and all comments and contributions are
welcome.

Recent changes:

5/10/03: Updated all links.
5/08/03: Resumed posting with my working e-mail address (sorry for 8-yr delay).


---------------------------------------------------------------------------

Contents:
1) What is medical informatics?
2) What is the purpose of the sci.med.informatics newsgroup?
3) Where can I train in medical informatics?
4) What do people trained in Medical Informatics do?
5) How do I learn more about medical informatics?

---------------------------------------------------------------------------

1) What is medical informatics?

Simplistic definition: Computer applications in medical care
Better definition:
Biomedical Informatics is an emerging discipline that has been defined
as the study, invention, and implementation of structures and
algorithms to improve communication, understanding and management of
medical information. The end objective of biomedical informatics is
the coalescing of data, knowledge, and the tools necessary to apply
that data and knowledge in the decision-making process, at the time
and place that a decision needs to be made. The focus on the
structures and algorithms necessary to manipulate the information
separates Biomedical Informatics from other medical disciplines where
information content is the focus.
Even better: http://www.mc.vanderbilt.edu/dbmi/informatics.html

2) What is the purpose of the sci.med.informatics newsgroup?

As stated in the Charter:
The focus of this newsgroup will be the discussion of the grand
challenges facing medical informatics today (and tomorrow).
Appropriate topics include, but are not limited to:

* Medical Information Standards
* Medical Informatics Training
* IAIMS (Integrated Academic Information Management Systems)
* Computerized Medical Records
* Clinical Information Systems
(including radiology, laboratory, pharmacy, nursing, etc.)
* Physician Order Entry Systems
* Computer-Aided Instruction
* Medical Expert Systems
* Nursing Informatics
* Announcements of Interest, e.g. conferences, journals, societies
* National Library of Medicine
* Health Information Networks
* Medical Software Reviews
* Research Funding Opportunities
* Policy Making
(including procurement and certification of medical software)
* Medical Software Engineering
* Cultural/Sociologic Changes
* Medical Software Security
* Telemedicine
* Veterinary Informatics


3) Where can I train in medical informatics?

National Library of Medicine training sites in U.S.:
Harvard, New England Medical Center, Pittsburgh, Stanford, Yale,
Duke-UNC, Oregon Health Sciences U., Rice-Baylor, U.Missouri,
Columbia, U. Minnesota
Some other U.S. programs: Vanderbilt, Johns Hopkins, Utah, Alabama,
U.Washington, Harvard/Center for Clinical Computing, U.Penn/
Philadelphia VA Med
 
 
 

Medical Informatics FAQ

Post by zakari » Wed, 11 Aug 2004 19:06:41

rchive-name: medical-informatics-faq
Posting-Frequency: monthly
Last-modified: 2003/05/10

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ): Medical Informatics, sci.med.informatics

This document is intended to answer some frequently asked questions about
medical informatics and the newsgroup sci.med.informatics. It is posted
each month. It is periodically updated and all comments and contributions are
welcome.

Recent changes:

5/10/03: Updated all links.
5/08/03: Resumed posting with my working e-mail address (sorry for 8-yr delay).


---------------------------------------------------------------------------

Contents:
1) What is medical informatics?
2) What is the purpose of the sci.med.informatics newsgroup?
3) Where can I train in medical informatics?
4) What do people trained in Medical Informatics do?
5) How do I learn more about medical informatics?

---------------------------------------------------------------------------

1) What is medical informatics?

Simplistic definition: Computer applications in medical care
Better definition:
Biomedical Informatics is an emerging discipline that has been defined
as the study, invention, and implementation of structures and
algorithms to improve communication, understanding and management of
medical information. The end objective of biomedical informatics is
the coalescing of data, knowledge, and the tools necessary to apply
that data and knowledge in the decision-making process, at the time
and place that a decision needs to be made. The focus on the
structures and algorithms necessary to manipulate the information
separates Biomedical Informatics from other medical disciplines where
information content is the focus.
Even better: http://www.mc.vanderbilt.edu/dbmi/informatics.html

2) What is the purpose of the sci.med.informatics newsgroup?

As stated in the Charter:
The focus of this newsgroup will be the discussion of the grand
challenges facing medical informatics today (and tomorrow).
Appropriate topics include, but are not limited to:

* Medical Information Standards
* Medical Informatics Training
* IAIMS (Integrated Academic Information Management Systems)
* Computerized Medical Records
* Clinical Information Systems
(including radiology, laboratory, pharmacy, nursing, etc.)
* Physician Order Entry Systems
* Computer-Aided Instruction
* Medical Expert Systems
* Nursing Informatics
* Announcements of Interest, e.g. conferences, journals, societies
* National Library of Medicine
* Health Information Networks
* Medical Software Reviews
* Research Funding Opportunities
* Policy Making
(including procurement and certification of medical software)
* Medical Software Engineering
* Cultural/Sociologic Changes
* Medical Software Security
* Telemedicine
* Veterinary Informatics


3) Where can I train in medical informatics?

National Library of Medicine training sites in U.S.:
Harvard, New England Medical Center, Pittsburgh, Stanford, Yale,
Duke-UNC, Oregon Health Sciences U., Rice-Baylor, U.Missouri,
Columbia, U. Minnesota
Some other U.S. programs: Vanderbilt, Johns Hopkins, Utah, Alabama,
U.Washington, Harvard/Center for Clinical Computing, U.Penn/
Philadelphia VA Med
 
 
 

Medical Informatics FAQ

Post by zakari » Thu, 02 Sep 2004 13:25:11

rchive-name: medical-informatics-faq
Posting-Frequency: monthly
Last-modified: 2003/05/10

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ): Medical Informatics, sci.med.informatics

This document is intended to answer some frequently asked questions about
medical informatics and the newsgroup sci.med.informatics. It is posted
each month. It is periodically updated and all comments and contributions are
welcome.

Recent changes:

5/10/03: Updated all links.
5/08/03: Resumed posting with my working e-mail address (sorry for 8-yr delay).


---------------------------------------------------------------------------

Contents:
1) What is medical informatics?
2) What is the purpose of the sci.med.informatics newsgroup?
3) Where can I train in medical informatics?
4) What do people trained in Medical Informatics do?
5) How do I learn more about medical informatics?

---------------------------------------------------------------------------

1) What is medical informatics?

Simplistic definition: Computer applications in medical care
Better definition:
Biomedical Informatics is an emerging discipline that has been defined
as the study, invention, and implementation of structures and
algorithms to improve communication, understanding and management of
medical information. The end objective of biomedical informatics is
the coalescing of data, knowledge, and the tools necessary to apply
that data and knowledge in the decision-making process, at the time
and place that a decision needs to be made. The focus on the
structures and algorithms necessary to manipulate the information
separates Biomedical Informatics from other medical disciplines where
information content is the focus.
Even better: http://www.mc.vanderbilt.edu/dbmi/informatics.html

2) What is the purpose of the sci.med.informatics newsgroup?

As stated in the Charter:
The focus of this newsgroup will be the discussion of the grand
challenges facing medical informatics today (and tomorrow).
Appropriate topics include, but are not limited to:

* Medical Information Standards
* Medical Informatics Training
* IAIMS (Integrated Academic Information Management Systems)
* Computerized Medical Records
* Clinical Information Systems
(including radiology, laboratory, pharmacy, nursing, etc.)
* Physician Order Entry Systems
* Computer-Aided Instruction
* Medical Expert Systems
* Nursing Informatics
* Announcements of Interest, e.g. conferences, journals, societies
* National Library of Medicine
* Health Information Networks
* Medical Software Reviews
* Research Funding Opportunities
* Policy Making
(including procurement and certification of medical software)
* Medical Software Engineering
* Cultural/Sociologic Changes
* Medical Software Security
* Telemedicine
* Veterinary Informatics


3) Where can I train in medical informatics?

National Library of Medicine training sites in U.S.:
Harvard, New England Medical Center, Pittsburgh, Stanford, Yale,
Duke-UNC, Oregon Health Sciences U., Rice-Baylor, U.Missouri,
Columbia, U. Minnesota
Some other U.S. programs: Vanderbilt, Johns Hopkins, Utah, Alabama,
U.Washington, Harvard/Center for Clinical Computing, U.Penn/
Philadelphia VA Med