Overview and reflections on research in health care in relation to health informatics
by professor Gunnar Nilsson
Seminar in room 6405, floor 6, DSV.
at 10-11 on Friday, September 18, 2009:
Overview and reflections on research in health care in relation to health informatics:
The health care system and its desperate need of increasing its use of health information technology.
· The potential for IT will change the face of the health care system.
· Gathering and organising data for public health responsiveness for genomic research applied to clinical medicine and health care.
· The desired outcomes should be: improved public health, better care as perceived by consumers, and affordable costs.
Relevant research areas in medical informatics:
· Patient-centred longitudinal health care database – implicit in every vision expressed in health informatics.
· Clinical classification and terminologies including
· Structured and unstructured information, clinical text mining.
· Electronic patient record systems in clinical practice and solutions for decision support systems (CDSS).
· Reuse of data to support evidence-based clinical practise.
· Health information technology to support management and education in health care.
· Personal health records, i.e. one patient – one record
· Translational bioinformatics – translational issues in genomics and bioinformatics.
· Evaluation, with focus on methodologies and results of scientific evaluations of EPR, PHR, CDSS and bioinformatics applications.
Overview of medical informatics research in different areas – ongoing research or future projects.
Professor Gunnar Nilsson, Karolinska Institute is also guest professor at SYSLAB, DSV/KTH and Stockholm University
Gunnars slides in PDF-format