Monday, June 3, 2013

Information Professionals in the Bioinformatics Realm: what we need to know?

Edit: Transcript available at

After attending the Woods Hole BioMedical Informatics course last week at the beautiful Marine Biological Laboratory, it makes one think where/how librarians and information professionals fit into it all.

Some topics to consider...
  • Where exactly can we contribute the most to bioinformatics?
  • How do we get involved with the EHRs and EMRs at our institutions?
  • The importance of usability and UX design in organizing healthcare data
  • How do we market our expertise in the growing field of informatics?
  • The national agenda and policy on health information technology
  • Semantic and relational databases for enhanced information retrieval
  • Lobsters :)  
Here are links to my Google Doc notes from each day/lecture (Day 1 was just a reception and welcome talk so the notes start on day 2):
  • Day 2 - What is Biomedical Informatics?, Database and Terminology, Semantic Medline
  • Day 3 - Mathematical Modeling, Clinical Decision Support (CDS)
  • Day 4 - Genetics and Genomics, Clinical Informatics Research
  • Day 5 - Care Provider Order Entry (CPOE), Infobuttons, Human Computer Interaction
  • Day 6 - National Health IT, Meaningful Use, Health Info. Exchange, Telehealth

I hope you can join us this Thursday, June 6 at 6pm PST (9pm EST) for this special #medlibs chat!

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