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health informatics

A term that means variously:
(1) The range of information technology (IT) and information-analysis skills and services required in the NHS.
(2) The application of IT to improve management of patient data, population data and other information relevant to patient care and community health, teaching, biomedical research, and advancing medical knowledge.
(3) The cognitive processes of medical decision-making and processing of medical information, including the technology and communication tasks of medical practice, education and research.
 
Branches
Bioinformatics, clinical informatics, consumer-health informatics.

health in·for·mat·ics

(helth in'fōr-mat'iks)
The practice and technology of collecting, storing, and analyzing health care data electronically and transferring data between computer systems.
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Many biomedical informatics technicians work in hospitals, but some may also be employed in physicians' offices, nursing care facilities, outpatient care centers, home health care services, public health departments and insurance firms.
NLM defines biomedical informatics as the intersection of basic informational and computing sciences with an application domain in biomedicine, as discussed in the work of the American College of Medical Informatics referenced below.
The PURE-HIT consortium is led by Texas State University-San Marcos (Texas State) in collaboration with The University of Texas at Austin (UT Austin), College of Natural Sciences and the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth), School of Biomedical Informatics (SBMI).
Before starting at Partners, she was a National Library of Medicine post-doctoral research fellow at Columbia University's Department of Biomedical Informatics and she completed her PhD at Columbia University's School of Nursing as a National Institute of Nursing Research pre-doctoral informatics trainee)
She holds a Master of Science in Biomedical Informatics, and is a trained Lean Six Sigma Black Belt.
Clinical notes are a huge source of information, says Stephane Meystre, a specialist in biomedical informatics at the University of Utah in Salt Lake City.
It's not unlike a social network, except that it's tracking an exchange of genetic material rather than gossip," Daniel Janies, associate professor of biomedical informatics at Ohio State University and a co-author of the study, said.
The work is divided into seven sections covering broad areas of systems engineering such as biomedical informatics, knowledge engineering, machine learning, modeling and optimization, natural language processing, software engineering, and web information processing and security.
acting director, Office of Standards and Interoperability, Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT (ONC), and associate professor of Biomedical Informatics at Arizona State University.
At its Marshfield campus, Wisconsin's Mid-State Technical College (MSTC) prepares students for the emerging world of electronic, comprehensive health record management and application through the Biomedical Informatics Technician (BIT) program.
Individual biomedical informatics fellowships provide support for the training of informatics scientists able to perform research into basic informatics problems or to application of informatics to any area of biomedicine, including clinical medicine, basic biomedical research, clinical and health services research, public health, professional education, and administration.
Aetna (NYSE: AET) and the Center for Biomedical Informatics at Harvard Medical School today announced a research agreement aimed at analyzing health care data in new ways to further clinical research and improve the quality and affordability of health care.

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