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Informatics Plays a Central Role in the Quest for a Cure

Health informatics is one of the most important disciplines contributing to the future of cancer prevention and treatment. Cancer research hinges on the collection and analysis of data regarding the outcomes of various protocols. The science being conducted at cancer center laboratories around the globe can only be validated with complex data points that support […]

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Four Fabulous Apps for Fitness & Health

There are hundreds of health and fitness apps available on the market today. Some are sponsored by pharmaceutical companies and will tell you what the air quality is like for people with allergies. Others will help track your mood, let you know how many steps you’ve taken today, or interface with your physician’s online health informatics system. […]

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Why is mHealth Important?

By  Prof. John Orzechowski, MBA Clinical Asst Professor – Health Informatics / mHealth Mobile Health (mHealth) continues to reach heightened interest levels and activity across the globe. And, the U.S. healthcare industry has accelerated the mHealth dialogue in just the last few years, including innovations and adoption of various mobile/wireless technologies across the constituent ecosystem. […]

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Health Informatics and the Path to Improved Rural Care

According to the 2010 U.S. Census, 19.3% of the population resides in rural areas. But the Bureau of Health Professions has reported that only about 11 percent of physicians choose to practice in rural communities, and 65% of shortages of primary health care physicians occur in these often-underserved areas. The result is that patients in […]

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All About Digital Pathology

If you’re interested in becoming a professional in the healthcare industry, you cannot avoid the importance of health informatics. There is certainly a lot to learn about this growing field and the many advances in technology and software designed for medical use; healthcare information technology offers so many benefits that save both healthcare providers and […]

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6 Facts About Informatics As a Career

For those interested in a career in the health care industry, there are few fields more exciting at the moment than health informatics. The rapid expansion of computer and online technologies over the last couple of decades has led to advances in every industry, including health care. And some truly remarkable technological solutions have emerged […]

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The ABC’s of Clinical Informatics

Andrew Boyd, MD Professor Department Head Director of Graduate Studies   Clinical informatics is a board subspecialization approved by the American Board of Medical Specialties sponsored by the American Board of Preventive Medicine intended for physicians. What leads to confusion is the term “clinical informatics” has been used historically within the health IT to apply […]

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4 Health Informatics Programs That Are Changing Patient Care

Health informatics is revolutionizing health care, enabling clinicians to better care for patients, strengthen the provider-patient relationship, and empower patients to take charge of their own health. Combining the disciplines of computer science, engineering, and mathematics, health informatics applies information technology to the medical practice. 1. Telehealth Telehealth is the use of IT and telecommunication technology […]

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4 Interesting Jobs for Health Informatics Majors

The emerging field of health informatics is drawing more and more people as career possibilities open up. Health informatics majors have many exciting job prospects open to them, and knowing where you want to go with your degree before you graduate is a great way to streamline your education so that you can find the […]

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4 Signs Health Informatics is the Perfect Career for You

Health informatics encompasses a large component of today’s medical research. The health informatics field handles organizing, applying, managing, and analyzing information and research in healthcare. Medical, nursing, and public health informatics are just a few of the specialties that health informatics encompasses. Backed by legislature and top medical names, medical facilities enthusiastically hire these data and […]

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5 Stunning Statistics About the Future of Health Informatics

Health informatics is a rapidly growing field in one of the largest industries worldwide. Health informatics professionals can expect to see more jobs opening up and more opportunities for innovation as the field continues to emerge. 1. 84 Percent of Healthcare Organizations Have Hired IT Positions in 2014 A survey of 3,400 healthcare providers and organizations […]

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4 Ways Cloud Technology Is Changing the Healthcare System

Nowadays, cloud technology is a part of everyday life. From backing up your phone to saving photos, the cloud offers storage and accessibility with just the click of a button. Yet cloud technology is a feature that provides benefits outside of personal use. With 83 percent of healthcare organizations using cloud-based applications, cloud technology is here to stay. Cloud […]

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4 Ways Health Informatics Improves Patient Care

In previous years, the health industry relied on a paper-based system to organize, store, interpret, and integrate patient records and medical information. However, with the informatics industry booming and allowing for new electronic technology and information systems, clinicians now find this data stored in convenient coded computer systems. Here are a few ways health informatics […]

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How Global Public Health Informatics Are Impacting Worldwide Health

In March, Ebola broke out in Guinea and has since spread to other African countries including Sierra Leone, Liberia, and Nigeria. It’s the largest and longest outbreak ever recorded with a 50 percent death rate. This is just one example why now, more than ever, public health officials depend on technology to provide accurate data […]

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How the Affordable Care Act is Boosting Growth in Health Informatics

One of the many goals of the Affordable Care Act is to improve healthcare quality through the use of technology. The proposed technology varies from electronic health records to computer modeling used to track healthcare spending. The use of this technology and data to improve the health of patients and quality of care is called […]

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