What is Health Informatics

What is Health Informatics?

Health Informatics” is accepted increasingly as one of the healthcare sciences, defined as:

 the knowledge, skills and tools which enable information to be collected, managed, used and shared safely to support the delivery of healthcare and promote health.

This concept is illustrated in the diagram below, which shows how the generic sciences of healthcare, information and computer technology interact to create the domain of Health Informatics.

WhatisHI3The following short video explains why Health Informatics is essential to health and care provision, and which professional groups are considered to be Health Informaticians.

More details about the constituencies and working in Health Informatics can be found here.