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Standards & Interoperability (S&I) Methods

teaches skills, knowledge and theories for knowledge representation and for semantic interoperability among various data within and across multiple scales. Students must demonstrate competency in

  • representing a variety of data for computation and analytics,

  • implementing biomedical (and other) data standards, terminologies, and ontologies for achieving S&I in various settings,

  • developing biomedical information systems that require S&I (e.g., data integration),

  • exchanging biomedical data in a semantically consistent manner (e.g., Health Information Exchange), and

  • developing novel methods for semantic and metadata discovery and mapping using advanced computing/Big Data approaches. 

Suggested Courses

BMI 6300 - Clinical Decision Support

BMI 6016 - Biomedical Data Wrangling

OIS 6040 - Data Analysis & Decision Making

BMI 6440 - Clinical Information Systems Architecture

CS 6140 - Data Mining

CS 6936 - Learning Semantics for NLP

BMI 6804 - Implementation of Systems in Healthcare settings

IS 6910 - Data Mining in Healthcare



Students have the opportunity to apply for practicums to gain hands-on experience by working a semester with the ReImagineEHR team or a Sociotechnical expertise on an existing project. Must be coordinated with the team/expertise director before registering:

Affiliated Faculty

DBMI: Bruce Bray; Guilherme Del Fiol; Karen Eilbeck; Scott Evans, Intermountain; Julio Facelli; Jennifer Garvin, VA; Ram Gouripeddi; Stan Huff, Intermountain; Ken Kawamoto; Scott Narus, Intermountain.

Non-DBMI: Rick Bradshaw, Intermountain

PhD Application Deadlines

December 31st

It is advantageous to submit your application as soon as possible.  We will begin reviewing applications December 1, 2023.

Online Application

Biomedical Informatics at the University of Utah