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Healthcare Informatics

Healthcare informatics is the field of information engineering and analytics that focuses on gathering, storing, and understanding healthcare data to improve service provision and collaboration between physicians and healthcare providers.

Although it is similar to healthcare IT, the field is unique in that it concentrates specifically on the data and informatics aspect without the practical technological applications. Healthcare informatics is also a multidisciplinary field of study that does include health IT, as well as more traditional statistics, computer sciences, and even behavioral studies.

How is health informatics used in healthcare?

By making all records related to a patient’s medical history and treatment electronic, clinical facilities are essentially going digital. Healthcare informatics, when used properly, can improve safety of care outcomes, patient participation, and public health on a larger scale.

Why is Informatics important in healthcare?

Health informatics makes the necessary coordination possible. The most important way in which informatics is changing health care is in improved outcomes. Electronic medical records result in higher quality care and safer care as coordinated teams provide better diagnoses and decrease the chance for errors.

What are some interesting trends in Healthcare Informatics?

Healthcare is one of the biggest and most crucial industries in the world so no wonder it’s the one that is heavily using the latest technologies – because it’s the matter of life and death. See the full article for more details.

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