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Separate page for healthcare scientist roles[edit]

I'm contemplating a separate page to list the Healthcare Scientist Roles as this will probably improve readability. What do people think? Jpmaytum (talk) 15:09, 13 June 2011 (UTC)

Healthcare software Company provide hospital management software[edit]

The Hospital management software is mainly designed to maintain the streamlined business operation,enhanced administration and control, superior patient care, strict cost control and improved profitability of health care industry. The user can maintain privacy by using username and password. For each user, there is a username and password, he can be logged in by using his password and user name and can access only the specified modules as per his requirement. Except that person, nobody in the hospital can access his data without his notice. This is the main advantage of using health care software. The best part of the software is it stores the leave information of the employees, salary information of the hospital. Each and every module of the hospital management software depends on each other. So if information of one module is inserted wrongly, the possibility of the getting wrong information is more. at — Preceding unsigned comment added by Birlamedisoft (talkcontribs) 10:54, 9 February 2012 (UTC)

The article has severe confusions[edit]

Where does such idea in the article come from that physiological sciences are distinct from—not within—life sciences?

And microbiology is properly basic science. The applied science is medical microbiology. Virology is properly basic science, within biology, yet is not even necessarily microbiology, as the nature of a virus is still unresolved in the context of biology. Virology is more affiliated with molecular genetics than with microbiology per se [Bos L, "100 years of virology: From vitalism via molecular biology to genetic engineering", Trends Microbiol, 2000 Feb;8(2):82-7]. The medical science—the applied science—is clinical virology within medical microbiology, under pathology. Molecular genetics is a discipline within molecular biology—the prevailing paradigm of biology as basic science—whereas the applied sciences would be genetic epidemiology and genetic engineering or such.

Electron microscopy originated in the 1930s, and was first put to use in biology in cell biology, filling the vast gap of unobservables between cytology, which arose in modern form by the 1860s, versus biochemistry, which originated soon after 1900 while replacing biocolloidology [Bechtel W, Discovering Cell Mechanisms: The Creation of Modern Cell Biology (Cambridge Univ Pr, 2005)]. (Meanwhile, the electron microscope was put to use to visualize tobacco mosaic virus.) By now, cytology would be medical science—practical in some applications but scarcely useful for basic research—as it was superseded in biology by cell biology as basic science. Clinical virology uses electron microscopy to identify virus particles in samples, but electron microscopy per se seem dubious as a life science.

Some disciplines, like anatomy and endocrinology, seem more arguably basic science, but are usually covered within medical departments, and so seem fair to categorize as medical sciences. And some universities conserve resources by having the microbiology only in the medical school, which even at major university has its own microbiology department, actually a department medical microbiology. Yet it is a naive, populist conception that such disciplines as microbiology, virology, and molecular genetics—basic sciences that at major institutions have dedicated departments apart from medical departments—are devoted to healthcare problems. They are rich in information that is absent from, and often at conflict with, medical microbiology, clinical virology, and genetic epidemiology. (talk) 00:14, 20 January 2013 (UTC)