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Translational Informatics

Realizing the Promise of Knowledge-Driven Healthcare

  • Philip R.O. Payne
  • Peter J. Embi

Part of the Health Informatics book series (HI)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. The Rationale for Translational Informatics

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
  3. Foundations of Translational Informatics

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 33-33
    2. Jessica D. Tenenbaum
      Pages 35-60
    3. Indra Neil Sarkar
      Pages 75-96
  4. Applications of Translational Informatics

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 97-97
    2. Philip R. O. Payne, Peter J. Embi
      Pages 99-117
    3. Nigam H. Shah
      Pages 119-128
    4. Philip R. O. Payne
      Pages 129-151
    5. Adam B. Wilcox
      Pages 153-161
  5. The Future of Translational Informatics and Knowledge-Driven Healthcare

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 163-163
    2. Peter J. Embi, Philip R. O. Payne
      Pages 165-178
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 179-185

About this book


Emergent and multidisciplinary research paradigms have fundamentally transformed biomedical science and the delivery of clinical care. A common theme spanning such transformative changes is the use of rigorous and systematic approaches to the collection, management, integration, analysis, and dissemination of data. Unfortunately, the absence of well-established theoretical and practical frameworks intended to address such needs remains a major impediment to the realization of a translational and knowledge-driven healthcare system. This book provides practical advice on the integrative and translational methodologies and frameworks that have transformed modern biomedical research

Translational Informatics presents a broad framework and specific examples of how the deep integration of biomedical informatics with both biomedical research and clinical care delivery is essential to overcoming such barriers and achieving the benefits of a knowledge-based approach to the delivery of high-performance, quality, safe, and individually tailored healthcare. It will be of great value to a wide range of professionals involved in the discipline, as it:

  • Defines the challenges and opportunities surrounding translational medicine, with a focus on the data, information, and knowledge needed to achieve such a healthcare model
  • Introduces readers to core biomedical informatics theories and methods underlying the translational medicine paradigm
  • Discusses future directions for the field of translational medicine


Biomedical informatics Translational medicine

Editors and affiliations

  • Philip R.O. Payne
    • 1
  • Peter J. Embi
    • 2
  1. 1.Biomedical InformaticsThe Ohio State UniversityColumbusUSA
  2. 2.Biomedical InformaticsThe Ohio State University Medical CenterColumbusUSA

About the editors

Dr. Payne has been a faculty member in the College of Medicine at The Ohio State University since 2006, and is an internationally recognized leader in the fields of clinical and translational research informatics. In addition to his duties as chair of the Department of Biomedical Informatics, he also serves as the Director of the Biomedical Informatics Program for OSU’s CTSA-funded Center for Clinical and Translational Science, Director of Data Management Services within the OSU Comprehensive Cancer Center’s Biomedical Informatics Shared Resource, and Co-Executive Director of the OSU Center for IT Innovation in Healthcare (CITIH). Dr. Embi is an internationally recognized researcher and educator in the field of clinical research informatics, with numerous publications and presentations describing his innovations in the field. Dr. Embi has received numerous awards for his distinguished work in rheumatology including the 2008 Association of Rheumatology Health Professionals President’s Award. He currently serves on the American College of Rheumatology’s board of directors. In 2008 he was elected as a fellow in the American College of Physicians.

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Translational Informatics
  • Book Subtitle Realizing the Promise of Knowledge-Driven Healthcare
  • Editors Philip R.O. Payne
    Peter J. Embi
  • Series Title Health Informatics
  • Series Abbreviated Title Health Informatics(formerly:Computers in Health Care)
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag London 2015
  • Publisher Name Springer, London
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-1-4471-4645-2
  • Softcover ISBN 978-1-4471-7220-8
  • eBook ISBN 978-1-4471-4646-9
  • Series ISSN 1431-1917
  • Series E-ISSN 2197-3741
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages IX, 185
  • Number of Illustrations 7 b/w illustrations, 27 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Health Informatics
    Health Informatics
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