Foundations of Health Informatics
The Importance of Informatics The American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA) defines health informatics as “the application of computer and information science in all basic and applied biomedical sciences to facilitate the acquisition, processing, interpretation, optimal use, and communication of health-related data . . . the focus is the patient and the process of care, and the goal is to enhance the quality and efficiency of care provided.” To prepare for this Discussion, review this week’s Resources. • Why is health informatics important to the patient? • Why is it important to the health care provider? • What problems can be solved by health informatics? Provide at least two specific examples of situations and/or settings in which health information technology is used inpatient care, and discuss how the technology is applied to enhance the quality and/or efficiency of the care provided.
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|Number of Pages||2 Page(s)/550 words|
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