Health Informatics is a term describing the acquiring, storing, retrieving and using of healthcare information to foster better collaboration among a patient’s various healthcare providers. Health Informatics plays a critical role in the push toward healthcare reform. Health informatics is an evolving specialization that links information technology, communications and healthcare to improve the quality and safety of patient care.
It is a multidisciplinary field that uses health information technology (HIT) to improve health care via any combination of higher quality, higher efficiency and new opportunities.
It is also called as health care informatics, healthcare informatics, medical informatics, nursing informatics, clinicalinformatics, or biomedical informatics.