Call an Education Agent now     
  (855) 690-7223      
HEALTH INFORMATICS PROGRAMS
Health Information Associates
Health Information Bachelors
Health Informatics Masters

RELATED FIELDS OF STUDY
Health Informatics
Health Information Management
Medical Billing and Coding
RHIA
RHIT

CAREER PROFILE
Health Informatics
Health Information Management
HIM Certifications and Credentials
Nursing Informatics

PROFESSIONAL INTERVIEW
Health Informatics Specialist
Nurse Informatics Specialist
RHIT
Gerontology
Health Informatics
Health Information Management
Healthcare Management
Hospital Administration
Medical Billing and Coding
Medical Office Administration
Nursing
Nursing Informatics
Nutrition Science
Occupational Therapy
Physical Therapy
Public HealthSponsored Listings
American InterContinental University
Colorado Technical University
Grand Canyon University
Kaplan University
Sacred Heart University
Western Governors University
Sponsored Listings
Career Profiles
Paying for your Education
Scholarship Opportunities

Also visit:
EducationEngine.com

Qualifying Veterans Can Attend School for No Out-of-Pocket Cost.

>> Learn more about the Yellow Ribbon Program

Bookmark and Share Sponsored Listings

Health Informatics

Health Informatics Career and Training Profile
Health Informatics Schools

Health Informatics

Health Informatics Overview
Health Informatics (aka medical informatics and biomedical informatics) is the multidisciplinary scientific field concerned with the acquisition, storage, retrieval, communication, and optimal use of health information for problem solving and decision-making. Health Informatics has as its driving goals the improvement of health and healthcare, and the advancement of the biomedical and health sciences.

Health Informatics enhances the development and assessment of tools used representing medical data, aiding medical decision making, defining medical language and classification systems, as well as computer aided learning and healthcare IT strategy.

The sub-disciplines of health informatics relate to various health-related professions, domains or activities to which informatics methods are applied. While the issues and challenges in these sub-disciplines can vary widely, they all share common informatics techniques. Within each sub-discipline, common elements are coupled with domain specific informatics, computational and analytical approaches.

Sub-disciplines in Health Informatics include:

  • Clinical Informatics
  • Dental Informatics
  • Nursing Informatics
  • Pharmaceutical Informatics
  • Public Health Informatics
  • Veterinary Informatics
  • Telemedicine

Health Informatics Career Opportunities
The demand for workers who understand health care, information systems, and technology continues to grow rapidly to meet the demand for trained individuals prepared to be administrators, specialists, consultants, educators, and researchers. Health informatics is a broad field and covers areas such as electronic medical records, access to knowledge-based information and digital libraries, digital imaging systems, telemedicine, clinical decision support, health policy and decision making, and much more.

This provides health informatics professionals with opportunities to move between and outside various clinical settings, work closely with a variety of health professional teams and form the hub of information systems and networks within healthcare organizations. All these enable the health informatics professional to operate in a more dynamic role than those usually found with other professions the healthcare sector.

Health informatics professionals can find career opportunities in a variety of settings such as:

  • Hospitals and other healthcare providers
  • Pharmaceutical companies
  • Medical software companies
  • Consulting companies
  • Public health organizations
  • Government and Non-governmental agencies
  • Insurance companies
  • Academia

Health Informatics Salary
Since Health Informatics has not yet received a Standard Occupational Classification (SOC) from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, there are no government statistics on earning potential for Health Informatics professionals. The nursing profession has had a specialization in nursing informatics for over a decade and is the largest health informatics specialization. The O*NET On-Line system reported 568,000 specialists were employed in 2014 and projected 191,600 job openings between 2014-2024. O"NET reported nursing informatics professionals earned a median salary of $85,800 in 2015.


Health Informatics Education
Education in health informatics covers areas such as the core sciences, database management, information security, medical coding and classification and health law. Health informatics courses also include medical terminologies, so that you can confidently converse with clinical staff regarding the medical records you're keeping. Since medical informatics professionals often work in teams or are in management positions, some degree programs offer courses on project management and organizational behavior as well. Health informatics jobs require candidates who have a passion for customer service, love computers, are team builders and team players, are problem solvers and can work under stress.

Master's programs in health informatics are appropriate for professionals seeking advanced training to become researchers and health IT directors and higher level managers. A bachelor's degree prepares graduates for entry and mid-level positions. A certificate program is intended to provide a shorter, focused educational experience with an applied focus.

Search for Health Informatics Programs

Professional Certification
Health Informatics is a relatively new field. So, there is currently no official certification for health informatics professionals. However, the American Medical Informatics Assocation (AMIA) is working towards development of a certification process.

Health Information Management and Health Informatics Professional Organizations

American Medical Informatics Assocation (AMIA)
    www.amia.org
    4915 St. Elmo Avenue, Suite 401
    Bethesda, MD 20814
    301-657-1291
American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA)
    233 N. Michigan Avenue, 21st Floor
    Chicago, IL 60601-5800
    312-233-1100
Health Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS)
    www.himss.org
    230 East Ohio Street, Suite 500
    Chicago, IL 60611-3270
    312-664-4467



Kaplan Commitment Program
• 3-Week Trial
• No Tuition Obligation
Request School Information

Online Partners - Healthcare

Online School Search

Bradley University
Grand Canyon University
Kaplan University
Liberty University
University of Cincinnati
University of Illinois
Walden University
 
Sponsored Listings