Health informatics is: the knowledge, skills and tools which enable information to be collected, managed, used and shared to support the delivery of healthcare and to promote health. (taken from the National Health Service, UK).
Faculty from Dalhousie University share their definitions of Health Informatics in the video above.
Health Informatics will change the face of health care by its influence on clinical care, health services administration research, and public and provider education. -- David Zitner, MA, MD, FCFP, Professor, Faculty of Medicine, Dalhousie University (as seen in the video above)
Health informatics training is a passport to an incredibly exciting professional journey, where information is the
electricity of widely dispersed, yet integrated central nervous systems within which the public, providers, administrators
and policy makers see information transform to knowledge, with profound influences on informed debate, understanding, power,
and health outcomes. -- Thomas Noseworthy, MSc, MPH, MD, FRCPC, FACP, FCCP, FCCM, CHE, Professor & Director, Centre for Health and Policy Studies, University of Calgary (below)