Health informatics (medical informatics)

The study and application of methods to improve the management of patient data, medical knowledge, population data and other information relevant to patient care and community health. Branches of health informatics include bioinformatics, clinical informatics, consumer health informatics, and public health informatics. 

Greens RA, Shortliffe EH. Medical informatics: an emerging academic discipline and institutional priority. JAMA 1990;263:1114-20.

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