Knowledge is Power

Biomedical informatics offers powerful new tools

Wake Forest Baptist Health — Insight magazine, October – December 2011

Smartphones and tablets, using applications like Facebook, Twitter and Google, are rapidly changing daily life by keeping people connected and informed wherever they go. The Translational Science Institute’s Biomedical Informatics Program (BMIP) is similarly leveraging technology at the Medical Center.

“The program’s mission is to use those same concepts and tools to help us meet our strategic goal of changing data not only into information and not only into knowledge, but into improved health,” said Jeffrey Carr, MD, professor of Radiology and BMIP director. “Just as we could not run the Medical Center without water, electricity, or heating and ventilation, you cannot efficiently run a modern academic medical center in 2011 without broad and sophisticated biomedical informatics.” Continue Reading . . .

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Eric F. Frazier

Eric F. Frazier is an independent writer, editor, book reviewer and co-author of GPS Declassified: From Smart Bombs to Smartphones.