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Research Information Management System: BioRio

Research Information Management System: BioRio
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Author(s): Yavuz Tor (University of Texas - Pan American, USA), Chaitanya Jasti (University of Texas - Pan American, USA), Zhixiang Chen (University of Texas - Pan American, USA) and Charles Harlow (University of Texas - Pan American, USA)
Copyright: 2006
Pages: 2
Source title: Emerging Trends and Challenges in Information Technology Management
Source Editor(s): Mehdi Khosrow-Pour, D.B.A. (Information Resources Management Association, USA)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-59904-019-6.ch271
ISBN13: 9781616921286
EISBN13: 9781466665361


During the past 50 years, an accelerated understanding of sickness and health at the molecular level has advanced healthcare by providing new and powerful diagnostics and data sources. These advancements in sources of medical data have put an increased burden on medical information management. There is often no infrastructure to deliver medical information and no methods to make the information accessible to researchers and clinicians. Data relevant to disease processes includes patient records, clinical information, laboratory information, image data, molecular data, population data, and environmental data. These data are often difficult to access and analyze because the data may be in different formats, different systems, different locations, and different administrative units. The management of patient information as well as specimen and test information is a challenge in a Public Health Laboratory. In this project we are developing a system for the management and analysis of biomedical information in cooperation with the University of Texas Houston School of Public Health–Brownsville Branch (UTHSPH-B). The emphasis will be upon developing database systems and analysis methods for the analysis of Texas/Mexico border health issues such as diabetes and infectious diseases.

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