Health Informatics for You & Your Organization

What is Health Informatics?

Health informatics is:
  • The use of the principles and practices of computer science in addressing the problems of health and health care.
  • An interdisciplinary field of scholarship that applies computer, information, management and cognitive sciences to promote the effective and efficient use and analysis of information to improve the health of individuals, the community and society.
  • A growing and emerging discipline with staff who know how to make effective use of the data and informations systems they have.
  • Not just IT.

For more information about health informatics competencies, education and training refer to the Center for Health Informatics Resources Page

The graphic shows a wide range of Health Informatics sub-specialties which are increasingly being added to the core curriculums of HIT training and post-secondary programs.

Informatics Graphic


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Updated Tuesday, November 16, 2010 at 12:25PM