The Golden Age of Biomedical Informatics? Or the Best of Times, the Worst of Times?

AI, dashboards, big data and clinical pathways highlight Mid-Atlantic Healthcare Informatics Symposium A keynote presentation at the Oct. 23 Mid-Atlantic Healthcare Informatics Symposium in Philadelphia highlighted some of the reasons it is exciting to be an informatics specialist these days. Jason Moore, Ph.D., director of the Institute for Biomedical Informatics at the University of Pennsylvania, said we are entering a “golden age of biomedical informatics. “This is our time,” he said. “We have more data than we know what to do with, access to high-performance computing resources, and talented trainees who will become the next generation of informaticians.” Moore went on to say it also is a great time to be building informatics communities. There is more government recognition than there used to be. NIH has hired a chief data scientist and…


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