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.Read More
The Informatics Professor
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.
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 – 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.
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.