Monday, January 22, 2018

2018 Update of Site, What is Biomedical & Health Informatics?

All through my career, I have been asked on a regular basis, What is Medical/Biomedical/Health Informatics? Years ago, to answer this question, I created a Web site that provided my to answer it. Over time, I added some voice-over-Powerpoint lectures, which also provided me the opportunity to demonstrate the technologies we use in our distance learning program at Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU) as well as the 10x10 ("ten by ten") course that I teach in partnership with the American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA).

I strive to keep the site up to date and am pleased to announce that I have now updated the lectures, references, and other content on the site. I look forward to receiving feedback from people and take full responsibility for any errors in any of the materials I have produced.

The educational methods I use on this site mirror my on-line teaching. I have always found great value in voice-over-Powerpoint lectures, especially using the Articulate Presenter tool that provides the slides and sound in Flash and HTML5 format and also allows easy navigation among the slides. I also provide PDF files of the slides as well as another PDF that has references to all of the papers, reports, books, and other citations in the lecture. The site also contains a list of key textbooks as well as links to some of my papers and to important organizations and other sites for the field.