By William Hersh MD – For many years, I have had a portion of my Web site billhersh.info devoted to an introductory overview of the informatics field entitled, What is Biomedical & Health Informatics? I originally created this site to provide an answer to that question I was asked from time to time.Read More
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By William Hersh MD – Calling all information retrieval (IR) and biomedical informatics researchers interested in IR! My colleagues and I are pleased to announce a new research challenge related to Covid-19. TREC-COVID aims to develop and evaluate methods to…
By Daniel Cidon & Vicki Kwiatkowski – The effects of COVID-19 have rapidly spread across the globe – testing the limits of both the population and the public health sector. High in-demand medical services are countered by disruptions in daily operations as…
By William Hersh MD – While I had not hoped it would take a crisis to revitalize my blog, it will no doubt do so. SARS-CoV-2: How Can I Help? and Keeping Evidence-Based in the Midst of a Pandemic.
By William Hersh MD – One of the most widely cited papers I have written in the last decade has been one on competencies in clinical informatics for medical education. For the most part, these 13 competencies have stood the test of time…
By William Hersh MD – After years of giving lip service to standards, the health information/informatics community is now taking interoperability very seriously. The reason is obvious: we have spent a decade ramping up adoption of EHRs in the US and elsewhere, and we have learned….
By William Hersh – One of the most highly viewed posts of this blog is a 2015 posting, What is the Difference (If Any) Between Informatics and Data Science. One critique I have had of data science is the focus of most work on only showing prediction and not implementing prescription.
The future of healthcare digitization is exciting and transformative, and data will be the foundation to accelerate that change. HAS 19 will showcase data as both a fundamental survival strategy and as an innovative approach for thriving in the new world of digital healthcare.
By William Hersh MD – Scarcely a week goes by without another study published of a deep learning algorithm that achieves accuracy comparable to or sometimes better than human experts.