Software engineering for health care and biomedicine

Adam B. Wilcox, David K. Vawdrey, Kensaku Kawamoto

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Computer applications that collect, organize, interpret, and/or deliver biomedical data and information have been a critical component of biomedical informatics from the beginning of the field. Software applications are often the mechanism whereby advances in the field become activated. As the variety, complexity and breadth of the software tools have changed, considerations about the process and scope of software development has also evolved. Prominent among this evolution has been the development of electronic health records. With the movement of EHRs to predominantly purchased solutions, software engineering has adapted to new approaches that are supporting continued customized software development.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationBiomedical Informatics
Subtitle of host publicationComputer Applications in Health Care and Biomedicine: Fifth Edition
PublisherSpringer International Publishing
Number of pages28
ISBN (Electronic)9783030587215
ISBN (Print)9783030587208
StatePublished - Jul 2 2021


  • Agile development model
  • Computer-based decision support
  • Software development cycle
  • Waterfall development model


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