Informatics at KU Med Center

A person working in partnership with an information resource is "better" than that same person unassisted.

-- Friedman 2009

We referenced that "fundamental theorem" of biomedical informatics to introduce the discipline in his recent clinical research presentation:

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2649317/bin/169.S1067502708002417.gr1.jpg

Friedman goes on to explain that informatics is more about people than technology:

NOT: information resource > person

One can view the whole EHR as one giant intervention where the healthcare system (providers, nurses, pharmacists, allied health) are the subjects. Will it be a chewable Flintstone vitamin or a barium enema?

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