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Biomedical Computing and Health Informatics Study Section [BCHI]

The Biomedical Computing and Health Informatics [BCHI] Study Section reviews applications that collect, integrate, share, and analyze health information, as well as applications to advance the development, validation, and use of communications technology, to support multidisciplinary clinical care and research, personal health management, translational science, population and environmental health, and the behavioral and social sciences.

Rosters

Topics

  • Electronic data capture, management, mining, and analysis of health data in personal and professional health records, mobile devices, and population-based databases.
  • Clinical decision support and computer-mediated diagnosis and treatment, telehealth, human-computer interaction, and the collaborative creation and use of electronic and digital systems for the improvement of health and healthcare.
  • Development and evaluation of methods for the analysis of social networks and social media for biomedical, social, and behavioral outcomes.
  • Biomedical and genomic information management systems, including natural language processing, controlled vocabularies, ontologies, machine learning, data visualization, advanced computing architectures, and health information exchange.
  • Development, validation, and use of systems integrating data from multiple datasets (including imaging, -omic, EHR/EMR and/or other datasets) for clinical decision support.
  • Clinical and biomedical software engineering, including development and validation on various platforms (e.g. mobile, cloud, local).
  • Development, evaluation, and validation of mobile health (mHealth) platforms and apps; integration of mobile sensors, platforms, and databases into systems; studies of mHealth approaches to subject recruitment, retention, and adherence.
  • Development of methods related to privacy and data security in health record databases, electronic health records, and in precision medicine.
Shared Interests
  • BMRD, BCHI, BDMA, and SBIB-based study sections have shared interests in software development. Applications which include dissemination of statistical methods developed in other aims as software packages are typically assigned to BMRD. Applications which focus on software and database development, refinement, and/or hardening, as well as image analysis software, are typically assigned to BDMA or SBIB-based study sections. Applications which develop software for: digital health; privacy or secure communication of health data; mobile applications or platforms (“apps”); and integration of mobile sensors, platforms, and or databases are typically assigned to BCHI.
  • BMRD, BCHI, BDMA, SBIB-based study sections, and PSE-based study sections have shared interests in machine-learning based automated image analysis. Applications which focus on the development of statistical methods for scalable image analysis are typically assigned to BMRD. Applications which develop image databases are typically assigned to BDMA. Applications which develop systems to identify specific anatomic regions, structures, organs, or tumors, or to develop radiological-based models of organs or anatomic regions, are typically assigned to SBIB-based study sections. Applications which use image analysis systems or radiological-based models to provide clinical decision support are typically assigned to BCHI.
  • BCHI, BDMA, BTSS and ISD have shared interests in mobile systems development. Applications that have a substantial engineering or hardware component development are typically assigned to ISD . Applications that focus on developing and/or testing medical instrumentation, sensors, and tools for bioanalytical clinical in a clinical setting are typically assigned to BTSS . Applications which propose to develop databases for mobile health are typically assigned to BDMA. Applications which involve: platform, software, or app development; integration with sensors and/or databases; and/or testing are typically assigned to BCHI.
  • BMRD, BCHI, and BDMA have shared interests in informatics. Applications which focus on the development of scalable statistical methods for analysis of high-dimensional data sets are typically assigned to BMRD. Applications which focus on biomedical informatics are typically assigned to BDMA. Applications which focus on clinical informatics are typically assigned to BCHI.
  • BCHI and SEIR have shared interests in data privacy. Methods development applications are typically assigned to BCHI. Applications which focus on ethical, legal and social issues are typically assigned to SEIR.
  • BMRD, BCHI, and PSE-based study sections have shared interests. Applications that focus on the application of statistical, image analysis, and mobile health (mHealth) approaches to research on epidemiological, behavioral, and social outcomes are typically assigned to the appropriate PSE-based study section. (PSE-based study sections include: BGES, CHSA, CHSB, IRAP, KNOD, NAME, SSPA, SSPB, and SEIR.)

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