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.Read More
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By William Hersh MD – The potential for AI to transform biomedicine and health is immense, yet at this time that potential remains largely unfulfilled. There have been many impressive achievements in applying AI to biomedical and health data using clean and well-curated data sets.
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 William Hersh MD – Since the inception of this blog in 2009, I have ended each year with a post reflecting back on the year. In the early years, a good deal of the focus of this blog was on the HITECH Act, especially its workforce development provisions.
The thought leaders in our community are good about sharing their thoughts on the issues of today. Here are the top read and shared guest posts of 2020 that we think deserve sharing again.
The thought leaders in our community are good about sharing their thoughts on the issues of today. Here are the top read and shared guest posts of November that we think deserve sharing again.
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 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.