Mayor Rahm Emanuel declares
October 30 - November 7, 2012
Informatics Week in Chicago.
Informatics Week in Chicago is the first-ever city-wide celebration of its kind. It is designed to showcase Chicago's diverse Biomedical and Health Informatics education, training, research and development entities and to develop special event programming in conjunction with the world's premier scientific meeting for biomedical and health informatics, the AMIA 2012 Annual Symposium, November 3-7. Planned events include lectures, seminars, tours of informatics research facilities, and other activities highlighting informatics in Chicago.
Biomedical informatics is the interdisciplinary field that focuses on the collection, organization and application of information to answer questions, solve problems, and improve human health and the delivery of healthcare services. The discipline intersects information science, computer science, biomedical research and health care. Informatics has been identified as a growing job field. Informatics has been identified as one of the hottest growth fields. A recent study by Burning Glass for Credentials that Work noted that job posting for Health Care Informatics have increased by 36 percent from 2007 to 2011.
Chicago is home to thousands of healthcare informatics professionals, numerous medical societies and associations, and many leading companies involved in developing informatics products for the health care industry. Informatics research is a core mission of many leading academic medical centers in Chicago. Professional associations and medical specialty societies have also developed special interest in informatics and are providing education and training in the field. Informatics Week Academic, Organizational and Host city sponsors look forward to showcasing their respective capabilities, products, and services to an international audience.