School of Biomedical Informatics
SBMI Blog Articles
Wednesday, May 25th, 2016
Wednesday, April 27th, 2016
Source: Virtalis, The University of the West of England (UWE)
Wednesday, April 20th, 2016
- The healthcare industry is, as we know, ever-changing. New innovations are introduced, standards are updated and patient & provider needs are evolving. One current change taking place in the healthcare industry is the shift from the fee-for-service model to the value-based model. While this change seems congruent with all the others currently taking place in the healthcare industry, it appears organizations are not ready to embrace the new value-based model, which will “transform the way primary care is provided and reimbursed.”
This week’s infographic blog examines the results of the 2016 HIMSS Cost Accounting Survey that 102 finance professionals from healthcare provider organizations throughout the country participated in. The professionals were asked to speak to their organization’s preparedness for the move from the fee-for-service model to the value-based model.
Wednesday, April 6th, 2016
written by Emin Saglamer
Once you've dressed, and before you leave the house, look in the mirror and take at least one thing off.
- Coco Chanel
Wednesday, March 30th, 2016
- April is Alcohol Awareness month, and with it we're examining the many ways in which health informatics is changing the way we look at alcohol consumption.
Drinking too much alcohol can be deadly, increasing the risk of liver disease and some types of cancer1, and alcoholism is an all-too prevalent affliction. Properly understanding a patient's alcohol intake can help physicians provide more effective overall care.
Wednesday, March 23rd, 2016
- Health informatics professionals can always turn to HIMSS for information on the latest industry trends. As usual, the society did not disappoint with its most recent results of the “2016 Connect Health Survey.” The survey evaluated seven different technologies that are available in the marketplace to determine what connected health solutions are currently being utilized by the respondents and their organizations. The technologies included:
Wednesday, March 9th, 2016
- In 2016, it is safe to say, that you know at least one person who regularly uses wearable technology to monitor her or his health. You might even know people who were able to learn extraordinary things by simply monitoring the results of their wearables. Last year, mHealthIntelligence.com noted that “the Center for Technology and Learning reported that the mHealth monitoring and medical device market may reduce healthcare spending in the US by $200 billion over the next 25 years." As the use of mobile technology grows, we are also seeing a rise in the ways in which the information being gathered can be used more efficiently.
Wednesday, February 24th, 2016
For many in the health IT community, this time of year is much anticipated as thousands of industry professionals converge for the annual HIMSS conference. This year, for HIMSS16, more than 43,000 people will visit the Sands Expo and Convention Center in Las Vegas when the conference begins on Monday.
Wednesday, February 17th, 2016
- In the realm of biomedical informatics there are few things as important as an understanding of natural language processing (NLP). After all, data is meaningless without analysis and context. We need to be able to interpret the information for it to be useful.
So what, exactly, is natural language processing, and how does it impact the field of health informatics?