Informatics for Precision Medicine and Healthcare

  • Jiajia Chen
  • Yuxin Lin
  • Bairong ShenEmail author
Part of the Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology book series (AEMB, volume 1005)


The past decade has witnessed great advances in biomedical informatics. Biomedical informatics is an emerging field of healthcare that aims to translate the laboratory observation into clinical practice. Smart healthcare has also developed rapidly with ubiquitous sensor and communication technologies. It is able to capture the online patient-centric phenotypic variables, thus providing a rich information base for translational biomedical informatics. Biomedical informatics and smart healthcare represent two interrelated disciplines. On one hand, biomedical informatics translates the bench discoveries into bedside, and, on the other hand, it is reciprocally informed by clinical data generated from smart healthcare. In this chapter, we will introduce the major strategies and challenges in the application of biomedical informatics technology in precision medicine and healthcare. We highlight how the informatics technology will promote the precision medicine and therefore promise the improvement of healthcare.


Healthcare Informatics Precision medicine Sensor 



This work is supported by the National Natural Science Foundation of China (Grant No. 31670851, 31470821, 91530320, 31400712), as well as the National Key Research and Development Program of China (No. 2016YFC1306605).


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.School of Chemistry, Biology and Materials EngineeringSuzhou University of Science and TechnologySuzhouChina
  2. 2.Center for Systems BiologySoochow UniversitySuzhouChina
  3. 3.Suzhou Institute of Biomedical Engineering and TechnologyChinese Academy of SciencesSuzhouChina
  4. 4.Medical College of Guizhou UniversityGuiyangChina

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