Medical informatics

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Informatics applied to Medicine. Many people prefer the term Health Informatics, as this recognises the contribution of a wide range of different professions to this dynamic and growing field. The field can be divided into the following main areas of interest:

Open source

Introduction of systems

Change is difficult, and medical informatics is commonly mixed up in change. Planning for the introduction of a new system should start no later than production of the software[1].

See also information about health informatics in the NHS here.


  1. BMJ editorial on introduction