health 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.

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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