Establishing an agenda for biomedical informatics.
To describe potential areas of collaboration between Medical Informatics (BI) and Bioinformatics (BI) and their effects on planning future work in both disciplines.
Some reflections on the objectives and rationale underpinning MI and BI are given, and preliminary results from the BIOINFOMED workgroup, supported by the European Commission, are introduced.
Applications from both subfields suggest topics for sharing and exchange between the subfields within the emerging field of Biomedical Informatics.
We suggest how the nature and degree of collaboration between the sub-disciplines can impact future work in molecular medicine.