About a year ago, the Internet Assigned Numbers Authority (IANA) launched a new set of top-level Internet domains. One of these was .health. When to my surprise, the informatics.health domain name was still available, I immediately grabbed it. I am now pleased to launch my first use of the domain name, which is a re-direct to my well-known site, What is Biomedical and Health Informatics?
In honor of this launch, I have completely updated the “What is…?” site, which I use to both provide an overview of the field to those interested and also demonstrate the online learning technologies that we use in our Biomedical Informatics Graduate Program at OHSU.
The main part of the site consists of the following lecture segments (time in parentheses):
- What is Biomedical and Health Informatics (1)? (23:30)
- What is Biomedical and Health Informatics (2)? (17:41)
- A Short History of Biomedical and Health Informatics (21:33)
- Resources for Field: Organizations, Information, Education (24:37)
- Examples of the Electronic Health Record (EHR) (24:08)
- Data Science and Machine Learning (1) (14:26)
- Data Science and Machine Learning (2) (20:09)
- Information Retrieval (Search) (24:05)
- Information Retrieval Content (29:26)
The site also contains links to books, articles, organizations, and educational Web site.
Over time, I will probably move the site to a new server, and eventually I may develop different content for it. However, I will always want the site to be an overview of the biomedical and health informatics field.
This article post first appeared on The Informatics Professor. Dr. Hersh is a frequent contributing expert to HITECH Answers.