Health informatics is the intersection of information science, computer science, and health care. It deals with the resources, devices, and methods required to optimize the acquisition, storage, retrieval, dissemination and use of information in health and biomedicine.
Health informatics is the study and application of methods to improve the management of data, information and knwoledge relevant to patient care and community health.
Health informatics tools include not only computers but also clinical guidelines, health care terminologies, and information and communication systems.
Sub-domains of or health care informatics include: clinical informatics, nursing informatics, imaging informatics, consumer health informatics, public health informatics, dental informatics, clinical research informatics, bioinformatics, veterinary informatics, and pharmacy informatics.
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