This book provides a foundation for understanding the fundamentals of biomedical informatics, which deals with the storage, retrieval, and use of biomedical data for biological problem solving and medical decision making. It covers the application of these principles to the three main biomedical domains of basic biology, clinical medicine, and public health. The author offers a coherent summary, focusing on the three core concept areas of biomedical data and knowledge representation: biomedical information access, biomedical decision making, and information and technology use in biomedical contexts.

Table of Contents

Part I Foundations of Biomedical Informatics Chapter 1 Biomedical data Chapter 2 Symbolic Biomedical Knowledge Chapter 3 Probabilistic Biomedical Knowledge Chapter 4 Biomedical Information Access Part II Biomedical Ideas and Computational Realizations Chapter 5 Computing With Genes, Proteins and Cells Chapter 6 Modeling Biological Structure Chapter 7 Drug Interactions Chapter 8 Medical Data Communication Chapter 9 Cancer Radiotherapy Planning Chapter 10 Software Safety and System Security Appendix A Lisp Notes, Software and Other Resources


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About the author

Ira Kalet, PhD

Affiliations and Expertise

Department of Radiation Oncology, University of Washington Medical Center, Seattle, USA