Prerna Dua, PhD, RHIA, CHTS-IM

I teach healthcare courses which has computation elements in them, such as databases of healthcare, computerized efficient support systems ...

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AMIA 2015: Call for Participation


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March 23-27, San Francisco

2015 Joint Summits

Theme: accelerating precision medicine and patient-centered outcomes research through discovery, development and delivery

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May 28-29, Boston

iHealth 2015 Conference

Clinicians heal people.
Informatics heals health care.

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Faces of AMIA

Omolola Ogunyemi, PhD


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What is Informatics?

Biomedical informatics (BMI) is the interdisciplinary, scientific field that studies and pursues the effective uses of biomedical data, information, and knowledge for scientific inquiry, problem solving and decision making, motivated by efforts to improve human health.


The January/February issue of JAMIA is scheduled to publish online and in print by January 25.


Featured Programs

  • Introduction to Clinical Research Informatics Distance Learning Course

    This course begins on January 12, 2015.

    This web-based interactive course provides an introduction to the field of clinical research informatics. The goals of this course are to provide students with a survey of the rapidly emerging field of clinical research informatics.

  • Clinical and Public Health Terminologies & Standards Distance Learning Course

    This course begins on January 12, 2015.

    This course is targeted at individuals who will work in the emerging field of population/public health informatics, in either a clinical or public health setting.

  • Survey Course of The Field of Health Informatics

    The course begins on March 2, 2015!

    This web-based course provides a broad survey of health informatics focused on five themes: health informatics foundations; clinical decision support; human/organizational factors/public health/consumer health informatics and current issues in health informatics including best practices.

  • Columbia University offers rigorous training in the information and computational sciences integrated with exposures to real-world systems in the clinical and research settings.

  • The University began offering training in health informatics in the 1970s and counts among its alumni some of the leading figures in the field. Today, that tradition of excellence continues in two educational programs available through the Department - the Master of Science in Health Informatics and the Health Informatics Ph.D. Course work combines classes in computer science, health informatics, and health management.