Principles of Biomedical Informatics

Principles of Biomedical Informatics

1st Edition - October 1, 2008

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  • Author: Ira Kalet
  • eBook ISBN: 9780080557946
  • Hardcover ISBN: 9780123694386

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Principles of Biomedial Informatics 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

  • 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

Product details

  • No. of pages: 504
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 2008
  • Published: October 1, 2008
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • eBook ISBN: 9780080557946
  • Hardcover ISBN: 9780123694386

About the Author

Ira Kalet

Ira Kalet
Ira J. Kalet works in the Department of Radiation Oncology at University of Washington Medical Center, Seattle, USA.

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

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