Synergy between medical informatics and bioinformatics: facilitating genomic medicine for future health care. Academic Article Article uri icon

Overview

MeSH

  • Biotechnology
  • European Union
  • Forecasting
  • Gene Expression Profiling
  • Government Programs
  • Research
  • Technology Assessment, Biomedical

MeSH Major

  • Computational Biology
  • Delivery of Health Care
  • Genetic Testing
  • Genetic Therapy
  • Genomics
  • Medical Informatics
  • Research Design

abstract

  • In this paper, we review the results of BIOINFOMED, a study funded by the European Commission (EC) with the purpose to analyse the different issues and challenges in the area where Medical Informatics and Bioinformatics meet. Traditionally, Medical Informatics has been focused on the intersection between computer science and clinical medicine, whereas Bioinformatics have been predominantly centered on the intersection between computer science and biological research. Although researchers from both areas have occasionally collaborated, their training, objectives and interests have been quite different. The results of the Human Genome and related projects have attracted the interest of many professionals, and introduced new challenges that will transform biomedical research and health care. A characteristic of the 'post genomic' era will be to correlate essential genotypic information with expressed phenotypic information. In this context, Biomedical Informatics (BMI) has emerged to describe the technology that brings both disciplines (BI and MI) together to support genomic medicine. In recognition of the dynamic nature of BMI, institutions such as the EC have launched several initiatives in support of a research agenda, including the BIOINFOMED study.

publication date

  • February 2004

has subject area

  • Biotechnology
  • Computational Biology
  • Delivery of Health Care
  • European Union
  • Forecasting
  • Gene Expression Profiling
  • Genetic Testing
  • Genetic Therapy
  • Genomics
  • Government Programs
  • Medical Informatics
  • Research
  • Research Design
  • Technology Assessment, Biomedical

Research

keywords

  • Journal Article
  • Multicenter Study

Identity

Language

  • eng

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/j.jbi.2003.09.003

PubMed ID

  • 15016384

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 30

end page

  • 42

volume

  • 37

number

  • 1