medical informatics


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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.

medical informatics

Computers The use of computers and information technology in support of Pt care, teaching, biomedical research. See Artificial intelligence, Computers, Expert system, Electronic journal, Electronic publishing, MEDLINE, Online database.

medical informatics

Informatics applied to medical knowledge, practice, management, education, and research. This process includes computer technology, internet access, and electronic applications and devices.
See also: informatics

medical informatics,

n the field of information science concerned with the analysis and dissemination of medical data through the application of computers to various aspects of health care and medicine.
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The primary focus of medical informatics should be on applications of information science and technology that promote the health of populations.
A search for other models of medical informatics instruction revealed that the elective format was not without precedent: Texas A&M first offered "Computers and Medical Information" as a fourth-year elective in 1992.
Consumer health informatics: A consensus description and commentary from American Medical Informatics Association Members.
Betsy Weiner, Brentwood, TN, was elected to membership in the American College of Medical Informatics (ACMI).
Of the 230 students in the class, 211 responded, which produced some helpful data in teaching medical informatics.
Existing programs, such as the medical informatics degree programs at the University of Victoria in British Columbia and the University of Maryland at Baltimore County, include course work in information management, computer and communications systems, health care economics, and business administration.
Medical Education in the Information Age (Association of American Medical Colleges, 1986) described the need to incorporate medical informatics into the curriculum.
Handler will focus his expertise and unique viewpoint as a physician on the design and implementation of M*Modal's technology solutions, helping to further drive excellence and innovation across the company's clinical and medical informatics products and services.
This course provided an introduction to medical informatics, sequence analysis, phylogenetics, molecular modeling, protein-protein interaction, pathways studies, drug designing and data mining of medical data, etc.
World Congress on Medical Informatics (13th: 2010: Cape Town, South Africa) Ed.
Although no grant opportunities have been announced to fund section 3015 of the HITECH Act, the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) is developing an interprofessional curriculum that supports the adoption of both EHRs and medical informatics tools by students in the five UAMS colleges.
International Congress on Medical Informatics (2006: Maastricht, Netherlands) Ed.

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