Medical Informatics

黒田先生顔写真 Tomohiro Kuroda, Ph.D. Professor btn

Medical Informatics is an academic discipline studying the clinical activities and social medical systems as the series of creation, communication, transformation, accumulation, and utilization of information as well as seeking new information technology and knowledge to support medical effectiveness and efficacy.
We are expecting for prospective colleague with full of curiosity to illustrate the future of clinical medicine of the information age after the current storm of information revolution.

Research and Education

Although nobody performs any modern clinical medical activity without computational support, the current clinical system is still maladjusted to the Information Revolution. We tries to
illustrate future of clinical medicine of the information age through research activities to implement information platforms for, to analyze clinical
information of, and to provide feasible information support for the existing clinical fields including Kyoto University Hospital. Our research includes any innovative topics interfacing medicine and informatics, such as Clinical System Development (Ubiquitous Hospital Information Systems, Telemedicine Systems, Epidemiology Information Platforms), Clinical Data Analysis
(Hospital Administration Management, Clinical Data Mining, Medical Image Processing), and Information Support Applications (Hospital Administration Simulation, Computer Aided Diagnosis, Clinical Decision Support, VR-based medical education).
We are teaching information fluency in the school of medicine, and advanced medical informatics for master and doctoral students including foreign visiting students at the graduate school of medicine as well as at the graduate school of informatics. The students will learn most important skills for medical informatician, that is solid basic skills, flexible thinking, and proper communication skills, through multi-national and multi-lateral collaborative research with variety of research institutes of medicine, informatics, and engineering at social field like hospitals and local communities.

医療情報学画像Outpatient Navigation System

医療情報学講座写真2015 Alumni Party


Recent Publications

1.K Okamoto, H Kayama, M Yamada, N Kume, T Kuroda, T Aoyama. Development of a System for the Assessment of a Dual-task Performance based on a Motion-capture Device. Int J Disabil Hum Dev 2014; 13(3). (2014): 333-336. doi: doi:10.1515/ijdhd-2014-0324
2.Sakai R, Tamura H, Goto R, Kawachi I. Evaluating the Effect of Japan’s 2004 Postgraduate Training Program on the Spatial Distribution of Physicians. Human Resources for Health 2015, 13:5 doi:10.1186/1478-4491-13-5.
3.Y. Uranishi, G. Yamamoto, Z. Asghar, P. Pulli, H. Kato, O. Oshiro.
Work Step Indication with Grid-Pattern Projection for Demented Senior People. Proc the 35th Annu Int’l Conf the IEEE Eng in Med and Biol Soc (EMBC2013), pp. 4698-4701, Osaka, Japan, Jul 2013.
4.Tomohiro Kuroda, Haruo Noma, Chisako Naito, Masahiro Tada, Hiroe Yamanaka, Tadamasa Takemura, Kazuko Nin, Hiroyuki Yoshihara:
Prototyping Sensor Network System for Automatic Vital Signs Collection -Evaluation of a Location Based Automated Assignment of Measured Vital Signs to Patients-. Methods of Information in Medicine, vol.52, no.3, pp.239-249 (2013)
5.T Kuroda, K Hori, M Ando, T Kawamura, T Takemura, H Yoshihara. Designing Smooth Communication Environment for Telemedicine for Genera Practitioner. Lect Notes Artif Int 2012; 7258: 253-264. doi: 10.1007/978-3-692-32090-3_23.

Medical Informatics

Professor : Tomohiro Kuroda, Masayuki Nambu
Associate Professor : Hiroshi Tamura, Genta Kato, Hisashi Saito
Senior Lecturer : Kazuya Okamoto, Goshiro Yamamoto, Osamu Sugiyama
Assistant Professor : Shusuke Hiragi
Researcher : Tomohide Iwao
TEL : +81-75-366-7701
FAX : +81-75-366-7704
e-mail : medinfoq@kuhp.kyoto-u.ac.jp
URL : http://www.kuhp.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~mi/