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Medical Informatics in Context (Panel)

SIG-MED, moderator, Theodore A. Morris, Kent State University

Sparking Synergies: Bringing Research and Practice Together @ ASIST '05 (ASIS&T 2005)
Westin Charlotte, Charlotte, North Carolina, October 28 - November 2, 2005


Medical informatics may be defined as "the application of information science and information technology to the theoretical and practical problems of biomedical research, clinical practice, and medical education.” As such, it has become increasingly important as a unifying force—and forum for exchange—among cognate and contributory fields in biomedicine and information science. Accordingly, increasing numbers of knowledge workers are involved in or affected by medical informatics-related programs and activities.

This program will provide an overview of the field of medical informatics and illustrate how it "fits in" with other knowledge domains.

The panelists (3 confirmed) will discuss the roles and relationships among medical informatics, bioinformatics, information science, and medical librarianship, and their implications for research, application, and education.

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