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Biomedical InformaticsAuthor: MD Jules J. Berman PhD
Ideal for healthcare workers, students and biomedical researchers who wish to use informatics technologies in their own clinics and laboratories, Biomedical Informatics describes the fundamental issues and questions in the field, and reviews the different types of biomedical data resources and open source tools needed to fully utilise biomedical data. You are shown how to navigate through the legal, ethical, and technical hazards of biomedical informatics to become self-sufficient and productive. You will finish with an understanding of how to acquire, organise, annotate, and share biomedical data, how to render confidential data harmless through de-identification, and how to use a variety of free and open source utilities to solve common computational tasks. Berman also discusses how the Perl language is used in biomedical informatics and provides short Perl scripts that can be applied in the biological research and healthcare settings.
TABLE OF CONTENTS
1. What is Biomedical Data and what do we do with it?
2. The Data of Biomedical Informatics
3. Confidential Biomedical Data
4. Standards for Biomedical Data
5. Just Enough Programming
6. Programming Common Biomedical Informatics Tasks
7. Biomedical Nomenclatures
8. Misbehaving Text: Dealing with Poorly Written Medical Text
9. Autocoding Unstructured Data
10. Computational Methods for De-identification and Data Scrubbing
11. Cryptography in Biomedical Informatics
12. Describing Data with Metadata
13. Simplifying Complex Data with Classifications and Ontologies
14. Clinical Trials: The Informatician Lives in a Statistical World
15. Distributed Computing
16. A Practical Approach to ethics for Biomedical Informaticians
17. Grantsmanship for Biomedical Informaticians