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Nov. 14-18, San Francisco

AMIA 2015 Annual Symposium

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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.


Featured Programs

  • Survey of Biomedical Informatics Course

    The course begins on May 11, 2015.

    This course introduces the student to the use of computers for processing, organizing, retrieving, and utilizing biomedical information at the molecular, biological system, clinical ...

  • Interprofessional Health Informatics Course

    The course begins on July 7, 2015.

    This course is directed to both a generic overview of nursing and health informatics and the specific application of information and communication technologies in the clinical area.

  • Healthcare Interface Design Distance Learning Course

    The course begins on July 6, 2015.

    This on-line interactive course will allow the student to master the fundamental principles and methods in health interface design, learn how to evaluate the usability of existing systems, and also learn how to design new systems with built-in good usability by applying related theories, principles, methodologies and techniques.


  • 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.