Biomedical Informatics is:
"The field that is concerned with the optimal use of information, often aided by the use of technology and people, to improve individual health, health care, public health, and biomedical research"1
Bioinformatics and Computational Biology:
The complementary disciplines of bioinformatics and computation biology
focus on the collection, classification, storage, and analysis of biochemical
and biological information using computers, particularly as applied to the
- Clinical and Translational Informatics:
Clinical and translational
informatics encompasses the sub-domains of biomedical informatics including
clinical research informatics, translational bioinformatics, and their
intersections with clinical informatics and public health informatics. The
sub-domain focus on the application of informatics theories, methods, and
emergent technologies to address fundamental data, information, and knowledge
management challenges in the clinical care, clinical research, and
translational research domains.
- Data Science:
Data Science is a multi-disciplinary field concerned with the
generation of information and knowledge from diverse and heterogeneous
component data sources. Data scientists
employ a variety of quantitative and computational methods to place complex
data sets in context and render them actionable in the form of human or
computer interpretable knowledge.
1 - William Hersh, 2010.