Medical Informatics

  Medical Informatics
- Internet Guides
- Internet Sites
- Organizations, Associations, and Agencies
- Electronic Newsletters and Journals
- Teaching and Learning
    The field of information science concerned with the analysis and dissemination of medical data through the appplication of computers to various aspects of health care and medicine, includes automated systems for diagnosis, therapy and communicating of medical data.

Internet Guides
Hardin Meta Directory: Medical Informatics
From Hardin Library for the Health Sciences, University of Iowa
Hardin Meta Directory: Telemedicine
From Hardin Library for the Health Sciences, University of Iowa
Health Informatics World Wide
International directory of institutions arranged by country. From Department of Medical Informatics, University Hospital, Freiburg University, Germany
Health Web: Health Informatics
From Ruth Lilly Medical Library, Indiana University
HealthWeb: Telemedicine
From Hardin Library for the Health Sciences, University of Iowa
Medical Informatics and Medicine
From Dr Jeremy Rogers MRCGP, Department of Computer Science, University of Manchester, UK
MedWeb: Informatics
From Emory University Health Sciences Center Library
MedWeb: Telemedicine
From Emory University Health Sciences Center Library
Telemedicine Links
From Fletcher Allen Health Care/University of Vermont
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Internet Sites
Classification of Diseases, National Center for Health Statistics
Descriptions and downloadable files for International Classification of Diseases (ICD) and International Classification of Diseases, Clinical Modification (ICD-CM)
Clinical Guideline Representation and Sharing
Overview of GLIF (Guideline Interchange Format), a common standard for guideline interchange developed by researchers at Harvard, McGill, Stanford, and Columbia.
Health Level Seven
HL7 is a nonprofit standards developing organization operating in the health care environment. Its best-known specification is a messaging standard that enables disparate healthcare applications to exchange clinical and administrative data.
LOINC and RELMA, Regenstrief Institute
Logical Observation Identifiers Names and Codes (LOINC) provides a standard set of names and codes for identifying individual laboratory results, clinical observations, and diagnostic findings. RELMA is the Regenstrief Institute's set of tools for applying LOINC.
Telemedicine Information Exchange
Comprehensive site includes searchable databases covering telemedicine projects, literature, programs, funding, and meetings
Unified Medical Language System (UMLS)
Integrated system of vocabulary-related tools ("knowledge sources") whose purpose is to "help health professionals and researchers retrieve and integrate electronic biomedical information from a variety of sources and to make it easy for users to link disparate information systems, including patient records, bibliographic databases, factual databases, and expert systems."
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Organizations, Associations, and Agencies
American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA)
American Telemedicine Association (ATA)
AMIA (American Medical Informatics Association)
British Medical Informatics Society
Fact Sheet: IAIMS Grants - Integrated Advanced Information Management Systems
Describes ongoing National Library of Medicine grant program that supports development of networked information systems for education, research, patient care, and administration at medical centers and health science institutions
FP Net, American Academy of Family Physicians
Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS)
HIMSS is an organization for professionals working with healthcare information technology. The web site provides resources such as the online version of the journal JHIM, conference and education material, and members-only areas.
Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS)
International Medical Informatics Association
Joint Healthcare Information Technology Alliance (JHITA)
Activities include advocacy, legislative and regulatory monitoring, and education for the health care information systems industry. Participating organizations include AMIA, CHIM, CHIME and HIMSS.
Medical Informatics Section, Medical Library Association
Office for the Advancement of Telehealth (OAT)
Coordinates and promotes use of telehealth technologies through partnerships with other federal and state agencies and private groups; administers grant programs; provides technical assistance and evaluation; develops policy initiatives.
Research Programs, National Library of Medicine
Includes links to NLM research and training programs in computational molecular biology, medical informatics, and digital computing and communications
Section on Computers and Other Technologies (SCOT), American Academy of Pediatrics
SNOMED International
SNOMED is a standardized vocabulary used in coding clinical diagnoses and procedures, originally developed by the College of American Pathologists.
Society for Computer Applications in Radiology
Working Group Program/Special Interest Group Program, American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA)
Includes links to existing group Web sites
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Electronic Newsletters and Journals
JAMIA (Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association)
(Available only to HSLS-affiliated users)
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Teaching and Learning
Academic and Training Programs
From the American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA)
Distance Learning in Medical Informatics
From the Division of Medical Informatics and Outcomes Research, Oregon Health Sciences University
Medical Informatics: A Course for Health Professionals
Description of week-long fellowship program for "medical educators, medical librarians, medical administrators, and young faculty who are not currently knowledgeable but can become agents of change in their institutions." Sponsored by the National Library of Medicine and held at the Marine Biological Laboratory, Wood's Hole, MA.
Stanford Medical Informatics Introductory Short Course
Available both on the Stanford University campus and online
University Medical Informatics Research Training Programs Supported by NLM
Links to medical informatics training programs currently sponsored by the National Library of Medicine
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