I am pleased to announce an update of my Web site that provides an introductory overview of biomedical and health informatics. Entitled, What is Biomedical & Health Informatics?, I created this site two decades ago to provide an answer to that question I used to be asked (less so in modern times). I still maintain and keep the site up to date both to continue to provide an overview of the field as well as demonstrate a portfolio of some of the learning technology we use in our virtual courses in the Biomedical Informatics Graduate Program at Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU).
In recent years I was able to secure the domain name, Informatics.Health.
With the 2022 updating of my larger course that is offered in the American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA) 10x10 ("ten by ten") program, I have now updated the content of the WhatIs site. The main part of the site is the 11 lecture segments on the following topics:
- What is Biomedical and Health Informatics? (1) (24:32)
- What is Biomedical and Health Informatics? (2) (18:49)
- A Short History of Biomedical and Health Informatics (22:30)
- Resources for Field: Organizations, Information, Education (25:29)
- Clinical Data (15:08)
- Examples of the Electronic Health Record (EHR) (24:56)
- Data Science and Artificial Intelligence (1) (14:15)
- Data Science and Artificial Intelligence (2) (22:07)
- Information Retrieval (Search) (23:18)
- Information Retrieval Content (29:09)
The lectures can be viewed on just about any Web platform, and work fine on mobile devices. The site also contains links to books, articles, organizations, and educational Web sites. The materials on the site are freely available and have been used by many educators and others.