BME+Spec+Topic+Essay+Example+2 - BIOMEDICAL INFORMATICS...

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BIOMEDICAL INFORMATICS Biomedical Informatics (BMI) is an interdisciplinary field that deals with biomedical information, its structure, acquisition and use. In a practical sense, BMI involves the integration of computers, software tools, and databases in an effort to address biological, clinical and health care administration questions. The spectrum of work that BMI covers is very broad ranging from theoretical model construction to the building and evaluation of applied systems. BMI approaches are often used for major initiatives that that involve the generation of large data sets. Although there are many applications for BMI tools, two of the main arenas of their use are: 1) to improve the delivery of health care in a variety of clinical settings (health or clinical informatics), and 2) to foster new discoveries through the interpretation of complex data being generated from the various “omics” fields (bioinformatics). Other disciplines using extensive computational and informatics tools are the imaging and public health fields. The basic problem that spawned the field of BMI as a new discipline involved the overwhelming accumulation of biomedical data which could not be effectively viewed,
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This note was uploaded on 10/11/2011 for the course BIOMEDICAL 201 taught by Professor Berth during the Fall '10 term at Rutgers.

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