Principles of Biomedical Informatics

2nd Edition

Authors: Ira Kalet, PhD
Print ISBN: 9780124160194
eBook ISBN: 9780123914620
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 30th September 2013
Page Count: 708
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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.

Key Features

  • Develops principles and methods for representing biomedical data, using information in context and in decision making, and accessing information to assist the medical community in using data to its full potential
  • Provides a series of principles for expressing biomedical data and ideas in a computable form to integrate biological, clinical, and public health applications
  • Includes a discussion of user interfaces, interactive graphics, and knowledge resources and reference material on programming languages to provide medical informatics programmers with the technical tools to develop systems


Advanced students and faculty in computing, bioinformatics and medical informatics academic programs; software engineers and programmers working in biotechnology, pharmaceutical, and medical records companies, and the medical imaging industry.

Table of Contents

Preface to the Second Edition
Foreword from the First Edition
Preface from the First Edition
List of Figures
List of Tables
Chapter 1: Biomedical Data
Chapter 2: Symbolic Biomedical Knowledge
Chapter 3: Probabilistic Biomedical Knowledge
Chapter 4: Biomedical Information Access
Chapter 5: Computational Models and Methods
Chapter 6: Biomedical Data, Knowledge, and Systems in Context
Chapter 7: Epilogue
Appendix A: Notes on Lisp, Other Languages, and 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


"Kalet…explain(s) the principles of biomedical informatics by showing how to write computer programs that implement them. He covers biomedical data; symbolic biomedical knowledge; probabilistic biomedical knowledge; biomedical information access; computational models and methods; and biomedical data, knowledge, and systems in context. He has updated the 2009 first edition, maintaining his focus on fundamentals." --Reference & Research Book News, December 2013