The field of biomedical and health informatics has taken its rightful place in the development and evaluation of methods and systems that aim to help those working in health, healthcare, public health, and biomedical research fields to optimally use data, information, and knowledge to improve human health. In the current century, competencies and curricula have been developed and have matured not only for informaticians but also clinicians, researchers, and patients/consumers. This paper provides an overview of the history and evolution of efforts around the world, interspersing history from the field with the author’s own personal journey.
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