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Book and Media Reviews
December 6, 2006

Biomedical Informatics

Author Affiliations

Book and Media Reviews Section Editor: Harriet S. Meyer, MD, Contributing Editor, JAMA.

JAMA. 2006;296(21):2620-2625. doi:10.1001/jama.296.21.2624

In the pages of this journal in 1990,1(p1115) Robert Greenes from Harvard and Edward Shortliffe from Stanford defined medical informatics as “the field that concerns itself with the cognitive, information processing, and communication tasks of medical practice, education, and research, including the information science and the technology to support these tasks.” In that same year the first edition of the textbook Medical Informatics was published, edited by Shortliffe and assembled from chapters submitted by pioneers in the field.

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