Biomedical Informatics

Computer Applications in Health Care and Biomedicine

  • Edward H. Shortliffe
  • James J. Cimino

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxvi
  2. Recurrent Themes in Biomedical Informatics

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Edward H. Shortliffe, G. Octo Barnett
      Pages 39-66
    3. Douglas K. Owens, Harold C. Sox
      Pages 67-107
    4. Vimla L. Patel, David R. Kaufman
      Pages 109-148
    5. Jonathan C. Silverstein, Ian T. Foster
      Pages 149-184
    6. Adam B. Wilcox, Scott P. Narus, David K. Vawdrey
      Pages 185-209
    7. W. Edward Hammond, Charles Jaffe, James J. Cimino, Stanley M. Huff
      Pages 211-253
    8. Carol Friedman, Noémie Elhadad
      Pages 255-284
    9. Daniel L. Rubin, Hayit Greenspan, James F. Brinkley
      Pages 285-327
    10. Kenneth W. Goodman, Reid Cushman, Randolph A. Miller
      Pages 329-353
    11. Charles P. Friedman, Jeremy C. Wyatt
      Pages 355-387
  3. Biomedical Informatics Applications

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 389-389
    2. Clement J. McDonald, Paul C. Tang, George Hripcsak
      Pages 391-421
    3. William A. Yasnoff
      Pages 423-441
    4. Judy Ozbolt, Suzanne Bakken, Patricia C. Dykes
      Pages 475-501
    5. Martin LaVenture, David A. Ross, William A. Yasnoff
      Pages 503-516
    6. Kevin Johnson, Holly Brugge Jimison, Kenneth D. Mandl
      Pages 517-539
    7. Justin B. Starren, Thomas S. Nesbitt, Michael F. Chiang
      Pages 541-560
    8. Reed M. Gardner, Terry P. Clemmer, R. Scott Evans, Roger G. Mark
      Pages 561-591
    9. Bradley Erickson, Robert A. Greenes
      Pages 593-611
    10. William R. Hersh
      Pages 613-641
    11. Mark A. Musen, Blackford Middleton, Robert A. Greenes
      Pages 643-674
    12. Parvati Dev, Titus K. L. Schleyer
      Pages 675-693
    13. Sean D. Mooney, Jessica D. Tenenbaum, Russ B. Altman
      Pages 695-719
    14. Jessica D. Tenenbaum, Nigam H. Shah, Russ B. Altman
      Pages 721-754
    15. Philip R. O. Payne, Peter J. Embi, James J. Cimino
      Pages 755-777
  4. Biomedical Informatics in the Years Ahead

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 779-779
    2. Robert S. Rudin, Paul C. Tang, David W. Bates
      Pages 781-795
    3. Mark E. Frisse, Valerie Florance, Kenneth D. Mandl, Isaac S. Kohane
      Pages 797-811
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 813-965

About this book


Biomedical Informatics: Computer Applications in Health Care and Biomedicine meets the growing demand of practitioners, researchers, educators, and students for a comprehensive introduction to key topics in the field and the underlying scientific issues that sit at the intersection of biomedical science, patient care, public health, and information technology (IT). This 4th edition reflects the remarkable changes in both computing and health care that continue to occur and the exploding interest in the role that IT must play in care coordination and the melding of genomics with innovations in clinical practice and treatment.  New chapters have been introduced on the health information infrastructure, consumer health informatics, telemedicine, translational bioinformatics, clinical research informatics, and health IT policy, while the others have all undergone extensive revisions, in many cases with new authors. The organization and philosophy are unchanged, focusing on the science of information and knowledge management and the role of computers and communications in modern biomedical research, health, and health care.  Emphasizing the conceptual basis of the field rather than technical details, it provides an introduction and extensive bibliography so that readers can comprehend, assess, and utilize biomedical informatics and health IT.  The volume focuses on easy-to-understand examples, a guide to additional literature, chapter summaries, and a comprehensive glossary with concise definitions of recurring terms for self-study or classroom use.


Bioinformatics Biomedical Decision Making Clinical Decision-Support Systems Clinical Research Informatics Consumer Health Informatics Electronic Health Record Systems Health Information Imaging Informatics Information Technology Policy Patient Monitoring Systems Patient-Centered Care Personal Health Records Software Engineering for Health Care Telehealth

Editors and affiliations

  • Edward H. Shortliffe
    • 1
  • James J. Cimino
    • 2
  1. 1.Departments of Biomedical Informatics at Columbia University and Arizona State UniversityNew YorkUSA
  2. 2.BethesdaUSA

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