By Berman, Jules J.
A user friendly, step-by-step practical guide for applying basic informatics algorithms to medical data sets, this book includes examples using three most common programming languages (Perl, Python, and Ruby). The author employs a minimal selection of commands for quick learning,... and references only free, publicly available resources. This book demonstrates how easy it is to master the wide variety of data types encountered in a healthcare setting with just a few simple programming commands. It provides basic methods for retrieving, organizing, merging, and analyzing their data sources. It covers building blocks, medical data resources, primary tasks of medical informatics, and medical discovery.Read more
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Jules Berman, Ph.D., M.D., received two bachelor of science degrees (mathematics and earth sciences) from MIT, a Ph.D. in pathology from Temple University, and an M.D. from the University of Miami School of Medicine. His postdoctoral research was conducted at the National Cancer Institute. His medical residence in pathology was completed at the George Washington University School of Medicine. He became board certified in anatomic pathology and in cytopathology, and served as the chief of Anatomic Pathology, Surgical Pathology and Cytopathology at the Veterans Administration (VA) Medical Center in Baltimore, Maryland. While at the Baltimore VA, Dr. Berman held appointments at the University of Maryland Medical Center and at theJohns Hopkins Medical Institutions. In 1998, he became the program director for pathology informatics in the Cancer Diagnosis Program at the U.S. National Cancer Institute. In 2006, he became president of the Association for Pathology Informatics. Over the course of his career, he has written, as first author, more than 100 publications, including five books in the field of medical informatics. Today, Dr. Berman is a full-time freelance writer.
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