Clinical Informatics is a scientific discipline used by all health professional involved in the delivery of direct diagnostic, treatment and/or caring health services. It applies to nurses, allied health professionals, pharmacists, dentists as well as general and specialist medical practitioners.
Clinical Informatics is about making optimum use of available information and communication technologies as well as new discoveries, to enhance human health, prevent disease and to efficiently deliver a safe and quality health service. These are core requirements towards having a sustainable national health system.
“Clinical informaticians transform health care by analyzing, designing, implementing, and evaluating information and communication systems that enhance individual and population health outcomes, improve patient care, and strengthen the clinician-patient relationship.”
Gardner RM et al
Core Content for the Subspecialty of Clinical Informatics
J Am Med Inform Assoc. 2009 Mar-Apr;16(2):153-7
USA-based physicians in all 24 subspecialties are now eligible to become Board Certified in Clinical Informatics through an exam offered by the American Board of Preventive Medicine.
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