Pathology & Biomedical Informatics

Biomedical Informatics is the field that is concerned with the optimal use of information, often aided by the use of technology and people, to improve individual health, health care, public health, and biomedical research. Biomedical Informatics is positioned with scientific, financial, and regulatory challenges faced by the healthcare industry to apply technology know-how at every step from design to execution and to FDA application.

Biomedical informatics (BMI) is the interdisciplinary field that studies and pursues the effective uses of biomedical data, information, and knowledge for scientific inquiry, problem solving, and decision making, motivated by efforts to improve human health.

This course will provide a high level introduction to the field and will serve as a Launchpad into other more focused courses that explore the computational and analytic needs of BMI, as well as the clinical, research and translational application of informatics.