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Discussion of “The New Role of Biomedical Informatics in the Age of Digital Medicine”

Journal: Methods of Information in Medicine
Subtitle: A journal stressing, for more than 50 years, the methodology and scientific fundamentals of organizing, representing and analyzing data, information and knowledge in biomedicine and health care
ISSN: 0026-1270
Issue: 2016 (Vol. 55): Issue 5 2016
Pages: 403-421
Ahead of Print: 2016-08-15

Discussion of “The New Role of Biomedical Informatics in the Age of Digital Medicine”

Original Article

Editor`s Choice

N. Al-Shorbaji (1), R. Bellazzi (2, 3), F. Gonzalez Bernaldo de Quiros (4), S. Koch (5), C. A. Kulikowski (6), N. H. Lovell (7), V. Maojo (8), H.-A. Park (9), F. Sanz (10), I. N. Sarkar (11), H. Tanaka (12)

(1) Knowledge, Research and Ethics, e-Marefa, Amman, Jordan; (2) Department of Electrical, Computer and Biomedical Engineering and Centre for Health Technologies, University of Pavia, Pavia, Italy; (3) IRCCS Fondazione S. Maugeri, Pavia, Italy; (4) Hospital Italiano de Buenos Aires, Buenos Aires, Argentina; (5) Department of Learning, Informatics, Management and Ethics, Health Informatics Centre, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden; (6) Department of Computer Science, The State University of New Jersey Rutgers, New Brunswick, New Jersey, USA; (7) Graduate School of Biomedical Engineering, The University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia; (8) Departamento de Inteligencia Artificial, Facultad de Informática, Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, Madrid, Spain; (9) College of Nursing & Systems Biomedical Informatics Research Center, Seoul National University, Seoul, Korea; (10) Research Programme on Biomedical Informatics (GRIB), Hospital del Mar Medical Research Institute (IMIM), Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona, Spain; (11) Center for Biomedical Informatics, Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island, USA; (12) Tohoku Medical Megabank, Tohoku University, Sendai, Japan


biomedical informatics, Social media, digital medicine, participatory medicine, precision medicine, self-quantification, exposome


This article is part of a For-Discussion-Section of Methods of Information in Medicine about the paper “The New Role of Biomedical Informatics in the Age of Digital Medicine” written by Fernando J. Martin-Sanchez and Guillermo H. Lopez-Campos [1]. It is introduced by an editorial. This article contains the combined commentaries invited to independently comment on the paper of Martin-Sanchez and Lopez-Campos. In subsequent issues the discussion can continue through letters to the editor.

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