Medical Informatics: Concepts and Applications

Aminpour, Farzaneh Medical Informatics: Concepts and Applications. Iranian Journal of Medical Education, 2004, vol. 4, n. 2, pp. 88-94. [Journal article (Paginated)]


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Medical Informatics is a developing body of knowledge concerned with the use of information and communication technology in support of medical research, education and also for promoting health care delivery. The field focuses on the biomedical information, patient data, and also acquisition, storage, retrieval and optimal use of information for problem solving and decision making. The goal of medical informatics is to help health care workers improve their way of working and the outcome of their performances. There is a variety of classification types for the different applications of medical informatics among which Telemedicine, Electronic Medical Records, Information Retrieval and Decision Support Systems are the most important. Different applications of medical informatics can contribute to better outcomes in patient care and decrease the costs of health care services through error reduction, providing patients with their needed information and supporting physicians with updated information and related knowledge.

Item type: Journal article (Paginated)
Keywords: Medical Informatics, Health Information Management, Information and Communication Technology
Subjects: G. Industry, profession and education. > GA. Information industry.
G. Industry, profession and education. > GB. Software industry.
G. Industry, profession and education. > GC. Computer and telecommunication industry.
D. Libraries as physical collections. > DK. Health libraries, Medical libraries.
A. Theoretical and general aspects of libraries and information. > AC. Relationship of LIS with other fields .
L. Information technology and library technology > LN. Data base management systems.
I. Information treatment for information services > IE. Data and metadata structures.
I. Information treatment for information services > IF. Information transfer: protocols, formats, techniques.
I. Information treatment for information services > IG. Information presentation: hypertext, hypermedia.
B. Information use and sociology of information > BG. Information dissemination and diffusion.
L. Information technology and library technology > LC. Internet, including WWW.
Depositing user: Farzaneh Aminpour
Date deposited: 23 Aug 2007
Last modified: 02 Oct 2014 12:09


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