Biomedical Informatics, Signals and Systems (BLISS)
The current technological advances in computing and telecommunications are affecting many aspects of human endeavour, including biomedical research and routine healthcare. The development of information systems in the field of biomedicine has flourished over the past few decades, transforming the way data and knowledge are managed within the context of biomedical research and clinical practice. One of the common goals among engineering, computer and life scientists has been to create and validate appropriate methods and models on biomedical information and knowledge, leading to the creation of an new discipline, that of biomedical informatics. The field of biomedical informatics is aiming at studying the employment of innovative and novel information and telecommunication technologies for acquiring, representing, processing and managing data and knowledge within the domains of healthcare and biomedical sciences.
The research effort in biomedical informatics at the School of Electronic, Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Birmingham, is focusing at innovative and interdisciplinary scientific work in the development of clinical information systems for advanced analysis and interpretation of magnetic resonance data in cancer research, electronic clinical trials for primary care, the integrated electronic healthcare record, and e-learning for evidence-based medicine, The Biomedical Informatics, Signals and Systems Research Laboratory in close collaboration with research groups from the Schools of Cancer Sciences, Primary Care and Clinical Sciences and Biosciences within the University is driving this interdisciplinary research activity in both fundamental and applied research levels.