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.
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.
key FOCUS AREAS
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.
The study of formal, logical representations of things in the world that computers use to make inferences.
The study of the use of mobile phones and other wireless technology in medical care and health contexts, especially for education and prevention.
The study of how social media platforms can be leveraged to provide education and research insights to improve people’s health.
meet the team
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.
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bmi news and updates
Jie Xu, Ph.D., will join HOBI as an assistant professor in the Biomedical Informatics Division in December. She is the first faculty member to be…
This summer, HOBI proudly graduated 3 doctoral students. Among them, the biomedical informatics division’s first PhD graduates, Hansi Zhang and…
Researchers at University of Florida Health and the OneFlorida+ Clinical Research Network are using big data analytics to scale up research and boost…