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Re-Visiting Health Informatics What is Health Informatics?

Summary: Re-Visiting Health Informatics
Fall 2008
What is Health Informatics?
Health Informatics is a scientific discipline that deals with all
aspects of understanding and promoting the effective
organization, analysis, management and use of health
information to improve the delivery and practice of healthcare
Health Informatics is the study of applying information and
technology to improve health and healthcare
Health Informatics = Health + Healthcare + People +
Information + Technology
Why Health Informatics
Health Informatics is an exciting new discipline that
aims to transform the healthcare system by
incorporating information systems to support
healthcare processes
Health Informatics is revolutionizing healthcare by
developing technology-based solutions to help both
health professionals and patients


Source: Abidi, Syed Sibte Raza - Faculty of Computer Science, Dalhousie University


Collections: Computer Technologies and Information Sciences