By William Hersh MD – Although my career has mostly been focused on informatics, I have always considered evidence-based medicine to be a part of, or at least overlapping with, informatics.Read More
The Informatics Professor
By William Hersh MD – In a few weeks, the COVID-19 pandemic lockdown will have been going on for a half-year for most people in the United States. I still remember its beginning in early March. Nothing in my entire life has impacted my personal and professional activities as much as this.
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.
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 William Hersh MD – To paraphrase Charles Dickens, these Covid-19 times are the easiest and hardest of times. For me personally, the Covid-19 crisis so far has been relatively easy. Because of this, I have gratitude and also note my fortunes could change at any time.
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.