Medical Computing

The medical cycle: patient, observe, decide, plan.

Chart of the medical cycle. (Image by Prof. Peter Szolovits.)


MIT Course Number

HST.950J / 6.872J

As Taught In

Spring 2003



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The focus of the course is on medical science and practice in the age of automation and the genome, both present and future.

It ncludes an analysis of the computational needs of clinical medicine, a review systems and approaches that have been used to support those needs, and an examination of new technologies.

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Kohane, Isaac, Lucila Ohno-Machado, and Peter Szolovits. HST.950J Medical Computing, Spring 2003. (MIT OpenCourseWare: Massachusetts Institute of Technology), (Accessed). License: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA

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