The Engines of Hippocrates: From the Dawn of Medicine to Medical and Pharmaceutical Informatics

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A unique, integrative look at information-based medicine

The convergence of medical science, biology, pharmacology,biomedical engineering, healthcare, and information technology isrevolutionizing medical and scientific practice, and has broadersocial implications still being understood. The Engines ofHippocrates provides a unique, integrative, and holistic lookat the new paradigm of information-based medicine, covering a broadrange of topics for a wide readership.

The authors take a comprehensive approach, examining theprehistory, history, and future of medicine and medical technologyand its relation to information; how history led to suchpresent-day discoveries as the structure of DNA, the human genome,and the discipline of bioinformatics; and what the future resultsof these discoveries may hold. Their far-ranging views are theirown and not necessarily those of the IBM Corporation or otheremployers.

The Engines of Hippocrates helps readers understand:

  • Forces shaping the pharmaceutical and biomedical industriestoday, including personalized medicine, genomics, data mining, andbionanotechnology
  • The relationship between pharmaceutical science today and otherdisciplines such as philosophy of health, history, economics,mathematics, and computer science

  • The integrated role alternative and non-Western medicines couldplay in a new, information-based medicine

  • Practical, ethical, organizational, technological, and socialproblems of information-based medicine, along with a noveldata-centric computing model and a self-adaptive softwareengineering model, and corresponding information technologyarchitectures, including perspectives on sharing remote dataefficiently and securely for the common good

An unmatched, cross-disciplinary perspective on the big pictureof today and tomorrow's medicine, The Engines of Hippocratesprovides a reference to interested readers both inside and outsidethe pharmaceutical and medical communities, as well as a peerlessclassroom supplement to students in a wide variety ofdisciplines.

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BARRY ROBSON is Director of Medical Research and Professorof Biostatistics, Epidemiology, and Evidence Based Medicine at St.Matthew's University School of Medicine, and CEO of The DiracFoundation, formed with the permission of Nobel laureate Paul A. M.Dirac's widow to promote understanding of the value of theoreticalphysics in human and veterinary medicine. Until recently, he wasChief Scientific Officer of IBM Global Healthcare and LifeSciences, and then Global Pharmaceutical and Life Sciences, an IBMDistinguished Engineer, and previously, Strategic Advisor at IBMResearch headquarters.

O. K. BAEK is a Senior Solutions Architect at IBM,specializing in healthcare and with a passionate interest in thebenefits and long-standing logic of Oriental medicine. He isparticularly interested in the development of novel architecturesfor sharing and using medical information securely, and intranslational research, the matter of rapidly delivering theresults of medical research and genomics to enhance everydayclinical decisions.

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"We should not throw a stone to the authors for not having limitedthe subject of this book to the necessity of digital recordsrunning on computers for patients rightly waiting for apersonalized healthcare. Rather, the reader will also enjoy thelarge spectrum of knowledge delivered through innumerabledigressions hopefully made re-accessible through a generous index.Written with a witty journalistic style, this book lets itself readlike a novel rich in unexpected developments."
Jean Garnier, Editor-in-Chief, BiophysicalReview

"In this book, Robson and Baek, both experts of the interfacebetween medicine and computer, led the reader to a journeyencompassing many disciplines. Though daunting at first, one cannothelp appreciate the perspective from history, health, philosophy,economy, mathematics and IT. As history has shown, IT, along withmany other drug discovery technologies, contributed to the goldenage of the drug industry signified with the era of blockbusterdrugs. In today's environment with the paucity of blockbusterdrugs, one cannot help to wonder if drug discovery technologiesincluding IT should be attenuated or extenuated.
This book could not be out at a more opportune time. Americans arenow burdened with the crushing weight of healthcare cost. One ofthe cost-saving measures, recognized by both President Obama andthe Congress, is digitization of medical records. In addition, thisbook also covers topics such as patent-based drug design,pharmacogenomics, medical vigilance, and many other gems. It is atribute to the authors' remarkable breadth of knowledge andorganizational skills to assemble them together. Anyone interestedin health care, especially the ones interested in pharmaceuticalinformatics, would benefit from reading this book."
Jie Jack Li

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