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Health informatics one of the ‘grand challenges’

eHealth Insider Article: 19 February 2008

An article in eHealth Insider last month reported that advancing health informatics has been listed as one of the 21st century’s greatest challenges by a panel of leading engineers and scientists. The 14 ‘Grand Challenges in Engineering’ were unveiled at the American Association for the Advancement of Science’s annual meeting in February, by the panel from the US National Academy of Engineering.

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“Health and biomedical informatics encompass issues from the personal to the global, ranging through from medical records for individual patients, to sharing data about disease outbreaks among government and international health organisations. Maintaining a healthy population in the 21st century will require systems engineering approaches to redesign care practices and integrate local, regional, national and global informatics networks.”

[Source: eHealth Insider (19/02/08)]

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