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What is health informatics?

November 4, 2022

Health informatics is a growing field that defines how health information is captured, transmitted, analyzed and utilized. It focuses on information systems, informatics principles and information technology as it is applied to the continuum of health care delivery. Health informatics professionals work with researchers, patients, health care providers, and payers to collect, analyze and manage health data. This data can then be used to develop new health information technology, implement and manage electronic health records, analyze revenue cycles, improve quality and more.