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Veterinary Informatics

Veterinary Informatics

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Published by Ronnie Domingo
Introductory Lecture on veterinary informatics
Introductory Lecture on veterinary informatics

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Published by: Ronnie Domingo on Sep 23, 2013
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Dr. Ronnie D. Domingoronniedomingo@gmail.com Lecture Series 2013
 
Definitions
Informatics
the sciences concerned withgathering, manipulating,storing, retrieving, andclassifying recorded information(AHD).
Informatics-
The study of how information iscollected, organized,manipulated, classified, stored,retrieved, and visualized (ASU).
"Informatics is the discipline of sciencewhich investigates the structure and properties (not specific content) of scientificinformation, as well as the regularities of scientific information activity, its theory,history, methodology and organization."
FID NewsBull. XVII. 73/2 as listed in The Oxford English Dictionary, 2ndEdition.
 
Health informatics
 
is the knowledge, skills and toolswhich enable information to becollected, managed, used and sharedto support the delivery of healthcareand to promote health (NHS careersin health informatics website.http://www.nhscareers.nhs.uk/details/Default. aspx?Id=767. Visited 30 May2006).
 
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Veterinary Informatics
is the discipline concerned withthe application of informationscience, engineering, andcomputer technology to supportveterinary teaching, research,and practice (Boschert, K.1998).
Growth of Information
Daniel 12:4 But as for you,Daniel, keep these wordshidden and lock up the Bookuntil the end of time. Many willtravel here and there and
knowledge will be more andmore
.
Estimates
Information doubles every 5 years
There are nearly 10,000randomized controlled trialsannually,
The information exceeds theinherent limitations of the
unaided human mind.”
(Millenson, 1997)
 
 
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Why do we NEED to studyinformatics?
To equip us to manage massiveinfo
To aid veterinary practice,research and education
To empower the practitioners
“Computers are incredibly fast, accurate and
stupid. Human beings are incredibly slow,inaccurate and brilliant. Together they are
powerful beyond imagination”
 
 Albert Einstein
Current Application of Veterinary informatics
Veterinary practice
 
 Appointment scheduling
 Admission records
Pharmacy records
 Accounting functions
Cost-analysis
Veterinary diagnostics
 
Image analysis
Diagnostic decisionassistance
Image sharing to experts innetwork
Veterinary drug informationsystems
Inventory
Monitoring
Dosing
 

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