Health Informatics Definition

Health Informatics Definition

Health Informatics

Health informatics is the science that underlies the academic investigation and practical application of computing and communications technology to healthcare, health education and biomedical research. This broad area of inquiry incorporates the design and optimization of information systems that support clinical practice, public health and research; modeling, organizing, standardizing, processing, analyzing, communicating and searching health and biomedical research data; understanding and optimizing the way in which biomedical data and information systems are used for decision-making; and using communications and computing technology to better educate healthcare providers, researchers and consumers. Tools and techniques developed from health informatics research have become and will remain integral components of the best strategies in biomedical research and the best practices in healthcare delivery and public health management.

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