Informatics

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Informatics

Informatics ties together a broad range of disciplines within healthcare technology. Informaticists collaborate with the stakeholders within an organization to ensure that the information and communication systems are working optimally to deliver efficient and safe patient care. They play a key role in shaping policy and designing systems that affect patients across the continuum of care. To be effective, they need to understand the perspective of clinicians, administrators and technical staff, and to be fully informed about the latest developments in policy and technology.