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!”Read More
Informatics and Analytics
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.
By William Hersh MD – In 2006, I published a paper entitled, Who are the Informaticians? – What We Know and Should Know. As my interest in developing educational programs was growing at the time, I was also thinking about the nascent growth of biomedical and health informatics as a profession.
Sharing lists on addressing racial disparities in COVID-19, tools for future health care workers to succeed, job searching, creating meaningful connections with patients, recruiting at home employees, and how patients are in the drivers seat to their own healthcare.
By Leani Drapiza – The future of healthcare is already here, and it starts with a digital front door. Even before the COVID-19 pandemic, patients wanted from their healthcare providers the same digital experience Amazon provides for shopping and Netflix provides for entertainment.
By William Hersh MD – I am pleased to announce the publication of the 4th edition of my book, Information Retrieval: A Biomedical & Health Perspective. Published by Springer, the book updates the content, methods, results, and research in the use of search systems for knowledge-based biomedical and health information.
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.