Welcome to Health Informatics!
WHAT IS “HEALTH INFORMATICS”?
Health Informatics, also known as Health Information Administration, is the use of information systems to secure, analyze, manage and integrate medical records and other health information. Health Informatics optimizes health information and the use of technology to improve health care. It encompasses technology’s impact on health care and development.
WHAT CAREER OPPORTUNITIES ARE AVAILABLE IN HEALTH INFORMATICS?
Health informatics is a broad field and covers areas such as electronic medical records, access to knowledge-based information and digital libraries, digital imaging systems, telemedicine, clinical decision support, health policy and decision making and much more. Organizations that hire Health Informatics graduates include: hospitals, clinics, insurance companies, government entities and medical research organizations.
Current factors affecting the growing need for an educated Health Informatics workforce:
ICD-10 implementation (medical coding standard)
Government mandates—electronic health record requirement for all health-related organizations by 2014
Innovations in telemedicine and technology used in diagnosis and therapy plans
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, PLEASE CONTACT:
Lee McKinley, Interim Director of Health Informatics firstname.lastname@example.org 770-278-1357