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informatics

A synonym for information technology (IT), which is an umbrella term for "information management" and "computer science." The term is more widely used in Canada, Europe and countries other than the U.S. See IT, information management and computer science.
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After the university's institutional review board approval, students were surveyed on the first and final day of class for the Health Care Informatics course.
The demand for Health care informatics specialists who can work in a variety of environments, including hospitals, clinics, healthcare and public health agencies, information technology firms, research institutes, and the insurance industry offers substantial opportunities for educators and training providers who can offer IT training to health care professionals and clinical training to IT professionals.
She also graduated from the University of Colorado at Denver's health care informatics program (MS) in the College of Nursing in December 2012.
According to a report released earlier this year by the IMS Institute for Health Care Informatics, patent expiries, which will peak in 2012, as well as increased cost-containment actions by payers, will constrain branded medicine spending growth through 2016.
This report is from that committee, the Committee on Engaging the Computer Science Research Community in Health Care Informatics, which is made up of specialists in biomedical informatics, computer science and information technology, and health care who visited eight medical centers in the US and drew from other research to provide a foundation for further exploration of the issue and outline principles for change, research challenges, and recommendations.
The report calls upon the federal government to "provide funding for capacity building (faculty development) about health information technologies and informatics and to encourage the development of health care informatics curriculum as it is essential to widespread adoption and effective use of health information technologies" (p.
Multidisciplinary health care informatics organizations also encouraged nurses to become actively involved in their organizations to help solve informatics education and practice issues, as well as support the policy and advocacy issues of the organization.
Roll said organizers are considering providing internships for health care informatics students enrolled at Montana Tech--"particularly in rural and frontier counties.
They apply public health sciences, health care informatics, predictive modeling, ergonomics, rehabilitation/return to work programs, travel medicine and emergency preparedness efforts in synergy with traditional executive skills such as system process improvement, finance and communication.
One of a series of booklets on disability research, this paper explores two major developments in the application of information technology: health care informatics and knowledge management.
Until that time, however, we cannot depend on an academic degree representing a defined course of study in medical informatics to identify good candidates for health care informatics positions.

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