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I am a clinician with a passion for informatics. This blog is about my eHealth journey exploring interoperability in Electronic Medical Records (EMR/EHR), Patient Safety, Pharmacovigilance, Data Analytics, Clinical Research and Bioinformatics in a clinical context. Comparing Canadian, Indian and Middle Eastern healthcare systems and services. Join our open facebook group here:

Biomedical Research

In this months biopharm I read about the spiralling cost of biomedical research. New drug approvals have flattened out in recent years, particularly for new molecular entities. As far as man power is concerned, over the last few years there has been an unprecedented increase in the number of bioinformaticians and there is no dearth of lead molecules. However clinical research personal failed to catch up and manufacturers are under pressure to find out more efficient ways to develop medical products. I think very soon the initial phases of clinical studies may become computer simulations and the actual human studies will become more targeted.

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As a Dermatologist and Informatician my research mainly involves application of bioinformatics techniques and tools in dermatological conditions. However my research interests are varied and I have publications in areas ranging from artificial intelligence, sequence analysis, systems biology, ontology development, microarray analysis, immunology, computational biology and clinical dermatology. I am also interested in eHealth, Health Informatics and Health Policy.


Bell Raj Eapen
Hamilton, ON