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Health Informatics

Click the tabs below to explore this research guide and learn more about the exciting field of Health Informatics!

What is Health Informatics?

Health Informatics is "the interdisciplinary study of the design, development, adoption and application of IT-based innovations in healthcare services delivery, management and planning." - Dr. R. Procter, Editor, Health Informatics Journal. From http://www.nlm.nih.gov/hsrinfo/informatics.html

What does that mean?

Practically, this means that, among others, health informatics deals with the following major areas:

  • Clinical Analytics
  • Clinical Decision Support
  • Change Management
  • Electronic Medical Records
  • Experience Design
  • Information Systems
  • Legal & Policy Issues
  • Patient Engagement
  • Telehealth
  • Usability