RESULT: sci.med.informatics passes 682:10 
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 RESULT: sci.med.informatics passes 682:10

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         unmoderated group sci.med.informatics passes 682:10

There were 682 YES votes and 10 NO votes, for a total of 692 valid votes.
There was 1 abstain and 3 invalid ballots.

For group passage, YES votes must be at least 2/3 of all valid (YES and NO)
votes.   There also must be at least 100 more YES votes than NO votes.

There is a five day discussion period after these results are posted.  If no
serious allegations of voting irregularities are raised, the moderator of
news.announce.newgroups will create the group shortly thereafter.

Newsgroups line:
sci.med.informatics     Medical Informatics (computer apps and info).

This vote is being conducted by a neutral third party.  For voting


CHARTER

Biomedical Informatics is an emerging discipline that has been defined
as the study, invention, and implementation of structures and
algorithms to improve communication, understanding and management of
medical information.  The end objective of biomedical informatics is
the coalescing of data, knowledge, and the tools necessary to apply
that data and knowledge in the decision-making process, at the time
and place that a decision needs to be made.  The focus on the
structures and algorithms necessary to manipulate the information
separates Biomedical Informatics from other medical disciplines where
information content is the focus.

The focus of this newsgroup will be the discussion of the grand challenges
facing medical informatics today (and tomorrow).   Appropriate topics include,
but are not limited to:

* Medical Information Standards (e.g. UMLS, HL-7)
* Medical Informatics Training
* IAIMS (Integrated Academic Information Management Systems)
* Computerized Medical Records
* Clinical Information Systems
      (including radiology, laboratory, pharmacy, nursing, etc.)
* Physician Order Entry Systems
* Computer-Aided Instruction
* Medical Expert Systems
* Nursing Informatics
* Announcements of Interest, e.g. conferences, journals, societies
* National Library of Medicine
* Health Information Networks
* Medical Software Reviews
* Research Funding Opportunities
* Policy Making
      (including procurement and certification of medical software)
* Medical Software Engineering
* Cultural/Sociologic Changes
* Medical Software Security

RATIONALE

Medical Informatics is an emerging discipline with its own societies, journals,
conferences, and training programs.  However there does not exist on the
UseNet any newsgroup specifically geared towards this large audience of
scientists, physicians, nurses, engineers, and hospital administrators.  There
is a sci.med.telemedicine newsgroup which only addresses one aspect of
medical informatics.  The best network informatics resource at present is a
mailing list run out of Stanford which has more than 650 subscribers.  A
UseNet newsgroup would be the perfect complement.

sci.med.informatics Final Vote Ack

Voted Yes
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Voted No
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Abstained
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Votes in error
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   ! No vote statement in message

   ! Conflicting votes

   ! Invalid address



Mon, 07 Apr 1997 05:38:02 GMT
 
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