Biomedical Informatics

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At the beginning, a definition of biomedical informatics is required. The Board of the American Medical Informatics Association defines Biomedical informatics as “the interdisciplinary field that studies and pursues the effective uses of biomedical data, information, and knowledge for scientific inquiry, problem solving, and decision making, driven by efforts to improve human health” . The benefits of biomedical informatics for improving health, public health, health care, and biomedical research are well-known. Several recent studies have documented the benefit of biomedical informatics in clinical decision support, clinical research and telemedicine . This has led to calls for increased use in the United States. The United States health
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