Information technology has become an indispensable tool for the effective practice of medicine. Ensuring patient safety and best outcomes, finding the best evidence, practicing cost-effective medicine, enabling systems-based care, and providing tailored decision-support for individual patients cannot be accomplished without sophisticated information technology.
Biomedical Informatics is a disciplinary field that fosters the development and implementation of complex technological interventions designed to improve medical care and patient outcomes.
Our four-year Biomedical Informatics thread provides an opportunity for students to master the knowledge, skills, and attitudes of the discipline. The major themes and topics of the thread are listed below, as well as their location within the curriculum and the curriculum phase: Fundamentals (FND), Major Clinical Year (MCY), or Differentiation and Integration (D&I).
|Theme||Topic||Location in Curriculum||Phase|
|Knowledge Representation||Mapping Medical Concepts||Molecular Mechanisms and Disease||FND|
|Information Retrieval||Information Needs||Foundations of Clinical Medicine||FND|
|Information Retrieval||Information Resources||Mechanisms and Practice||MCY|
|Information Retrieval||Searching Skill Assessment||Ready 4 Residency||D&I|
|Decision Analysis||Decision Analysis||Mechanisms and Practice||MCY|
|Decision Analysis||Sensitivity Analysis||Ready 4 Residency||D&I|
|Decision Analysis||Conditional Probability||Ready 4 Residency||D&I|
|Clinical Applications||Clinical Decision Support||Ready 4 Residency||D&I|
|Clinical Applications||Safety and Quality||Ready 4 Residency||D&I|
|Clinical Applications||Privacy and Security||Ready 4 Residency||D&I|
|Clinical Applications||Usability||Ready 4 Residency||D&I