Hindman to Attend Biomedicine Informatics Conference

September 17, 2012 at 1:21 pm

Dr. Margaret Hindman, assistant professor of nursing and director of the Joint Center for Nursing Research and Scholarship, was selected by the National Institutes of Health and the National Library of Medicine for a BioMedicine Informatics Fellowship to be hosted by the Marine Biological Laboratory in Woods Hole, Mass. in September 2012. Biomedical informatics focuses on the interface of computers and healthcare, or biomedicine, and the eight-day program is designed to familiarize participants on the application of computer technologies and information science in biomedicine and health science through a combination of lectures and hands-on computer exercises. The program will help identify the conceptual components of biomedical informatics, or telemedicine, by offering courses such as principles of database design, human-computer interfaces, and methods for measuring costs and benefits in health care systems.