Find out more about the Health Information Management and Health Informatics programs offered by McMaster University’s Centre for Continuing Education.
Health informatics is a discipline at the intersection of health care delivery, computer science and information technology. Using computers, clinical guidelines, formal medical terminologies, and information and communication systems, health informaticians optimize the collection, storage, and use of information in health and biomedicine. Health informatics applies to the areas of nursing, clinical care, dentistry, pharmacy, public health, occupational therapy, and medical research. More information: http://www.mcmastercce.ca/health-informatics
Health information management is a rapidly growing field focused on using technology to gather, store, analyze and manage volumes of health information. Health information managers are directing the transition from paper health records to electronic health which in turn is revolutionizing health care delivery. Hospitals and other stakeholders rely on these professionals to apply the science of informatics to develop, implement and maintain health information systems, develop heath policies, protect patient privacy, identify current and future information needs. More information: http://www.mcmastercce.ca/health-information-management