By William Hersh MD – After several years of planning, professional certification is coming to the rest of the informatics field, i.e., moving beyond just board certification for eligible physicians. The AMIA has now rolled out the AMIA Health Informatics Certification (AHIC, formerly Advanced Health Informatics Certification).Read More
Informatics and Analytics
By William Hersh MD – While I agree with those who argue that scientific rankings, especially based on bibliographic citation indicators, are limited in their measurement of a scientist’s impact, I must admit a certain fascination with them. Perhaps that stems from my interest in dissemination and retrieval of scientific information generally.
By Peyman Zand – Healthcare CIOs face increasing pressure to implement advanced analytics at virtually every turn. According to a recent State of the CIO Survey by IDG, twenty-five percent of IT leaders plan expect advanced analytics, artificial intelligence and machine learning to drive their technology investments in 2021.
By William Hersh MD – In addition to its public health problems, the COVID-19 pandemic has exposed other fault lines in society, not the least of which is systematic racism that still pervades American society. A more equitable society would ensure diversity and inclusion in all aspects of life, including in healthcare and in biomedical research.
By William Hersh MD – I have written over the years about the need for all who work in biomedical and health informatics to have appropriate knowledge and skills in data science, machine learning, artificial intelligence, and related topics. I am now excited to announce that our OHSU Biomedical Informatics Graduate Program is launching a new course in…
By Kyle McAllister – At a pivotal point in the John Hughes movie “Planes, Trains and Automobiles,” which harkens back to a bygone era when we used to travel freely across the country, exasperated businessman Neal (Steve Martin) finally screams at jovial, talkative Del (the late, great John Candy), “Try having a point!”
By William Hersh MD – One of the most enjoyable aspects of my work in biomedical and health informatics is the opportunity to interact with colleagues from around the world. As I wrote early on in the history of this blog, informatics is a field of global truths.
By Sarianne Gruber – I called CJ Wilson to congratulate him on claiming this year’s Best Wearable at the Health Digital Tech Awards. Modestly, he told me it wasn’t him; his team had won. A former investment banker and a venture capitalist for early-stage companies, he is currently the CEO and Founder of MyHealth.Us.
By William Hersh MD – I like to believe that I have made many contributions to the field of biomedical and health informatics over the years, but I suspect the one that will most define my legacy in the field is the conceptualization and implementation of the first and still flagship course of the AMIA 10×10 program.