health informatics

(redirected from Medical computer science)

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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Rucker holds master's degrees in medical computer science and business administration, both from Stanford.
But medical informatics is more than medical computer science, for it draws upon cognitive and educational psychology, decision analytic theory, and other disciplines that are more mindstuff than technology.
Greg Cooper, Guest Editor, Medical Computer Science Group, Room 215, Medical School Office Building, Stanford University, Stanford, CA 94305.
degrees from Washington University and received a master's degree in Medical Computer Science from Stanford University.

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