An Introduction to Medical Informatics

Term: 2011
Published: November 17, 2011
Revised: June 9, 2015

This HIBBS presentation is an introduction to the domain of medical informatics.  It explains that  medical informatics is an applied field of study that is continuously evolving.  The presentation takes the audience through the various iterations of what medical informatics means from its inception till today.  A definition of medical informatics is given, followed by a description of the sub-fields that form part of this domain.  The need and importance of medical informatics are explained and examples of medical informatics applications are given.


Project: Global Health Informatics Partnership


Author: Yashik Singh

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• Define medical informatics
• Explain what medical informatics encompasses
• Understand why medical informatics is important
• List examples of medical informatics applications

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