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Emili D Sussein*
Department of Health Science, University of Waterloo, Canada, Email:
*Correspondence: Emili D Sussein, Department of Health Science, University of Waterloo, Canada, Email:

Received: 31-Jan-2022, Manuscript No. ejbi-22-55996; Editor assigned: 01-Feb-2022, Pre QC No. ejbi-22-55996; Reviewed: 15-Feb-2022 QC No. ejbi-22-55996; Revised: 18-Feb-2022, Manuscript No. ejbi-22-55996; Published: 25-Feb-2022, DOI: 10.24105/ejbi.2022.18.2.14-15

Citation: Sussein ED (2022). International Health-Care and Biomedical-Research Projects in Medical Informatics. EJBI. 18(2):14-15.

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The purpose of this study is to reflect on the evolution of medical informatics as a discipline and research in the field. IMIA is an international organisation dedicated to health and biomedical informatics, with the mission of stimulating and disseminating high-quality research, education, and application. Medical informatics is now one of the most important disciplines for achieving health for people in societies around the world. The most significant factors to promote collaborative research are data interoperability, healthcare process modelling and representation, shared methods to deal with various data privacy regulations, and data stewardship and governance. Lessons learnt from the COVID-19 pandemic can be a powerful tool for improving international research and our ability to respond to rapidly evolving emergencies and demands, which are likely to become more common in the future in our interconnected and intertwined world.


Health Care, IMIA, Medical Informatics, Health Informatics


International recommendations in health informatics/medical informatics education have been agreed upon by the International Medical Informatics Association (IMIA). These should aid in the establishment of courses, course tracks, or even complete programmes in this field, as well as the development of existing educational activities in various countries and support international initiatives in health and medical informatics (HMI), particularly international activities in educating HMI specialists and courseware sharing. The IMIA recommendations focus on the educational requirements for healthcare workers to obtain knowledge and abilities in data processing and information and communication technologies [1].

The study of the design, development, and use of computational advances to improve health care is referred to as health informatics. Computer engineering, software engineering, information engineering, bioinformatics, bio-inspired computing, theoretical computer science, information systems, data science, information technology, autonomic computing, and behaviour informatics are among the disciplines involved. Medical informatics research in academic institutions focuses on artificial intelligence applications in healthcare and the design of medical devices based on embedded systems. In some countries, the phrase informatics refers to the application of library science to data administration in hospitals. Clinical research informatics, translational bioinformatics, artificial intelligence in healthcare, telehealth and telemedicine, medical signal processing, and so on are examples of data science and knowledge representation in healthcare [2].

Medical image computing and imaging informatics develop computational and mathematical strategies for solving problems involving medical pictures and their usage in biomedical research and clinical treatment. These topics are concerned with extracting therapeutically relevant information or knowledge from medical images as well as computational image analysis. Image segmentation, image registration, image-based physiological modelling, and other technologies can be categorised into numerous broad groups [3].

A medical robot is a robot that is utilised in the field of medicine. Surgical robots are among them. Most telemanipulators contain these, which employ the surgeon‘s activators on one side to control the effector on the other. Management of health and clinical care: The impact of informatics tools combined with organisational changes on the quality and efficiency of health care is examined in outcome-oriented studies. CPOE, now known as care provider order entry, is a contentious topic, and patient-centered recording and use of data is now a major concern [4].

It is now possible to see progress in terms of standards and open source tools for representing and exchanging these data. Health information systems: The study of new technologies is continuing, in addition to the move from hospital-based research to inter-organizational approaches. Sensor, signal, and imaging informatics: In addition to traditional research in diagnosis and therapy using biomedical signal processing and imaging approaches, ambient technologies are being looked into for usage in health care [5]. Decision assistance, knowledge acquisition, and management: The practical impact of knowledge-based decision support remains a difficulty, especially when complicated representation or reasoning procedures are required. Consumer health features and services are the focus of research, which is currently in its early stages. Bioinformatics: The transition from basic biology-focused bioinformatics research „towards clinical bioinformatics“ is still underway. The gap between medical informatics and bioinformatics is widening all the time.


Biomedical research is a large field of study that focuses on preventing and treating diseases that cause illness and death in humans and animals. This broad area of study encompasses a wide range of biological and physical disciplines. Research conducted in a medical or clinical setting with the goal of treating specific human and animal diseases and afflictions. Biomedical research is critical since it is the initial step toward developing new medications and therapies for a variety of health ailments and disorders. It‘s impossible to develop effective medicines and cures just by determining what causes a health condition or disease.


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