biomedical informatics hobi research

Data has transformed our society and data-driven insights have the potential to improve health on a new scale. The Biomedical Informatics (BMI) team at HOBI is at the leading edge of this burgeoning field of study, pioneering new methods for gathering, securing, storing, linking, cataloging, organizing and using health data.

Dynamic, data-driven research

Defined as “the study of information at the intersection of computer science, biology and health,” biomedical informatics is the new frontier of health research. The biomedical informatics team at HOBI asks critical questions about the very nature of data and its integrity in an effort to leverage the ever-increasing amount of health data available today to improve health outcomes, health care delivery and health policy.

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key FOCUS AREAS

Clinical research information

The study of how data and information technology is structured and utilized within health care settings, including examining data found in electronic health records to improve patients’ care and health.

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Ontology

The study of formal, logical representations of things in the world that computers use to make inferences.

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eHealth

The study of the use of mobile phones and other wireless technology in medical care and health contexts, especially for education and prevention.

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Social media

The study of how social media platforms can be leveraged to provide education and research insights to improve people’s health.

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meet the team

Biomedical Informatics Faculty

On the forefront of discovery

The BMI team at the University of Florida is a highly collaborative and interdisciplinary group of faculty with expertise in big data analytics, social media, security and privacy, software engineering, applied ontologies, biosurvelliance, electronic health records, public health information systems, decision theory and more.

The biomedical informatics team at UF leverages the power of big data to improve health.

bMI education

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Interested in pursuing an education in biomedical informatics?

Whether you're looking to supplement your existing training or build a foundation for a future career, our rigorous programs provide the education and support you'll need.

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