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
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In a medical informatics curriculum, librarians can provide instruction, resources, and activities that emphasize how to formulate answerable clinical questions and how to acquire the appropriate, evidence-based information.
The American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA) spearheaded the new subspecialty, working for more than 5 years to define and help design the discipline.
Medical informatics has become significant at this time because of improvements in information technology, new challenges to the public health system, and changes in the healthcare delivery system.
In addition to Synapse Mobility 3.0, Fujifilm will also be featuring its full range of medical informatics products at the 2012 SIIM conference in Orlando, Fla.
Proceedings of the American Medical Informatics Association Annual Symposium, 156-160.
Chicago-based Northwestern University has introduced a Master of Science in Medical Informatics online program designed for clinical health and healthcare IT professionals.
Sponsored by CDC and the National Association of County & City Health Officials, the conference will feature workshops on knowledge management and standards implementation; training on informatics by the American Medical Informatics Association; opportunities for networking with informatics professionals from local, state, national, and international levels; and opportunities to provide input to CDC on how to implement the PHIN initiative in the context of the larger national Health IT Initiative.
The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation has awarded a $300,000 grant to the American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA) with the goal of creating a system that measures physician competency as a subspecialty of applied informatics.
American Medical Informatics Association, Nursing Informatics Working Group www.amia.org/mbrcenter/wg/ni/
The combination of medical informatics and molecular-laboratory techniques could help clinicians prevent limited clusters of MRSA expanding into large-scale outbreaks.

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