The Chair of our Department of Medical Informatics & Clinical Epidemiology, Dr. William Hersh, recently updated a Web site he maintains, What is Biomedical & Health Informatics? The site aims to answer this question as well as demonstrate the technologies used in our distance learning program at Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU) and the 10×10 (“ten by ten”) course that Dr. Hersh teaches in partnership with the American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA).
The site features voice-over-Powerpoint lectures that use Articulate Presenter, which provides the slides and sound in Flash and HTML5 format and also allows easy navigation among the slides. Also provided are PDF files of the slides as well as another PDF that has references to all of the papers, reports, books, and other citations in the lecture. The site also contains a list of key textbooks as well as links to some papers and to important organizations and other sites for the field.