IEEE-EMBS Visions and American Perspectives in Health Informatics

Wheeler, Bruce

This talk gives and overview of the predominance, both current and future, of the field of biomedical and health informatics in shaping the future of health care delivery. Implicit is the argument that the future is exceptionally bright for biomedical engineers, especially those cross-trained in physiology and molecular biology on the one hand and computational science and engineering on the other. There will be growing application in genomic and molecular bioinformatics, as well as multiscale computational modeling of physiological systems. Still the greatest growth and employment will be in the medical and health informatics that are integral to the delivery of healthcare world wide, in both advanced and advancing nations. IEEE EMBS, like other computationally strong biomedical engineering societies, sees great growth for our members and students and is developing programs to help serve their needs.