Biomedical Informatics

Computer Applications in Health Care and Biomedicine

Editors: Shortliffe, Edward H., Cimino, James J. (Eds.)

  • Provides the conceptual base needed to comprehend and utilize medical informatics through easy to understand examples
  • Fills the need for a high quality text in computers and medicine
  • Focuses on the role of computers in the provision of medical services
  • Inspired by a Stanford University training program
  • Includes several new chapters filled with brand new material
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About this Textbook

The practice of modern medicine and biomedical research requires sophisticated information technologies with which to manage patient information, plan diagnostic procedures, interpret laboratory results, and carry out investigations. Biomedical Informatics provides both a conceptual framework and a practical inspiration for this swiftly emerging scientific discipline at the intersection of computer science, decision science, information science, cognitive science, and biomedicine. Now revised and in its third edition, this text meets the growing demand by practitioners, researchers, and students for a comprehensive introduction to key topics in the field. Authored by leaders in medical informatics and extensively tested in their courses, the chapters in this volume constitute an effective textbook for students of medical informatics and its areas of application. The book is also a useful reference work for individual readers needing to understand the role that computers can play in the provision of clinical services and the pursuit of biological questions. The volume is organized so as first to explain basic concepts and then to illustrate them with specific systems and technologies.

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From the book reviews:

“The book provides an extensive discussion of many important theoretical aspects of bioinformatics. … This book is useful for reference, with respect to several of the topics listed in the table of contents. … If one is faculty or student in an academic informatics department, or wishing to draw upon this academic corpus to consider applications in clinical informatics practice, then this would be a useful book.” (Raymond D. Aller, Journal of Pathology Informatics, Vol. 5 (42), 2014)

"An introduction to an important area in biomedical informatics with suggested additional reading and highlighted concepts. The book is intended to be used in formal courses by health professions students and by biomedical computing students. In addition, it is designed to serve as a reference for established practitioners, conveying concepts in biomedical informatics while providing illustrative examples. … is an essential contribution to enhancing education in biomedical informatics. The update is timely and relevant and it compares especially favorably in breadth as an introductory text." (David M. Liebovitz, Doody’s Review Service, July, 2008)

"The third edition, renamed Biomedical Informatics in recognition of the converging course of clinical systems with systems that support molecular biology and genetics … shows substantial growth in both pages and breadth of coverage relative to earlier editions. … overall the book is commendably readable … . In addition to its primary audience of students … the text’s accumulated wisdom and lessons learned can help educate any health professional responsible for selecting information systems to be acquired and used in office and institutional settings." (Daniel Masys, JAMA, Vol. 296 (21), December, 2006)


Table of contents (28 chapters)

  • Biomedical Informatics: The Science and the Pragmatics

    Shortliffe, Edward H.

    Pages 3-37

  • Biomedical Data: Their Acquisition, Storage, and Use

    Shortliffe, Edward H. (et al.)

    Pages 39-66

  • Biomedical Decision Making: Probabilistic Clinical Reasoning

    Owens, Douglas K. (et al.)

    Pages 67-107

  • Cognitive Science and Biomedical Informatics

    Patel, Vimla L. (et al.)

    Pages 109-148

  • Computer Architectures for Health Care and Biomedicine

    Silverstein, Jonathan C. (et al.)

    Pages 149-184

Buy this book

eBook $69.99
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  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
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Hardcover $99.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-1-4471-4473-1
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $99.00
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Rent the ebook  
  • Rental duration: 1 or 6 month
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Biomedical Informatics
Book Subtitle
Computer Applications in Health Care and Biomedicine
Editors
  • Edward H. Shortliffe
  • James J. Cimino
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Springer-Verlag London
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag London
Distribution Rights
Distribution rights for India: Scientific International, New Delhi, India
eBook ISBN
978-1-4471-4474-8
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4471-4474-8
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4471-4473-1
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4471-6804-1
Edition Number
4
Number of Pages
XXVI, 965
Number of Illustrations and Tables
118 b/w illustrations, 135 illustrations in colour
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