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Health Informatics is "the interdisciplinary study of the design, development, adoption and application of IT-based innovations in healthcare services delivery, management and planning." Procter, R. Dr. (Editor, Health Informatics Journal, Edinburgh, United Kingdom). Definition of health informatics [Internet]. Message to: Virginia Van Horne (Content Manager, HSR Information Central, Bethesda, MD). 2009 Aug 16 [cited 2009 Sept 21]. [1 paragraph]








  • AHRQ National Resource Center for Health Information Technology Details

    AHRQ initiative containing information on programs that promote the use of health information technology. Central repository for research findings from projects developing, testing, and using health IT applications.

  • AcademyHealth : Health Information Technology Interest Group Details

    This special interest group meets yearly, to discuss issues surrounding the use of health information technology to improve the quality and reduce the cost of health care.

  • American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) Details

    Professional community that improves healthcare by advancing best practices and standards for health information management and the trusted source for education, research, and professional credentialing.

  • American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA) Details

    The AMIA is the professional home for biomedical and health informatics. AMIA is dedicated to promoting the effective organization, analysis, management, and use of information in health care in support of patient care, public health, teaching, research, administration, and related policy.

  • American Society for Information Science and Technology: Health Informatics (HLTH) Special Interest Group Details

    SIG/MED brings together members of various disciplines to evaluate the needs and problems of developing and managing medical information systems that can handle the complex uses to which they are put.

  • DATA - Data Across Sectors for Health Details

    DASH is a national initiative to support multi-sector collaborations sharing data and information to improve the health of their communities.

  • FDA's Sentinel Initiative Details

    Launched in May 2008 by FDA, the Sentinel Initiative aims to develop and implement a proactive system that will complement existing systems that the Agency has in place to track reports of adverse events linked to the use of its regulated products.

  • HIMSS Foundation Details

    Established in 1986, the HIMSS Foundation serves as the philanthropic arm of HIMSS, providing support and assistance to the organization, its members, and the industry.

  • HealthIT.gov Details

    Resource to support the adoption of health information technology and the promotion of nationwide health information exchange to improve health care.

  • Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) Details

    The healthcare industry's membership organization exclusively focused on providing leadership for the optimal use of healthcare information technology (IT) and management systems for the betterment of healthcare.

  • Introduction to Laboratory Informatics Details

    This two-part series follows the journey of a specimen through the laboratory and explores the generation and transmission of data and results within and outside of the laboratory. Participants can earn Professional Acknowledgment for Continuing Education® (P.A.C.E.®) credits upon completion.

  • Medical Informatics Section, Medical Librarians Association (MLA) Details

    The Medical Informatics Section, established in 1988, provides a forum for education and communication among medical librarians, health professionals and other information sciences professionals. Access blogs, reports, professional development resources, etc..

  • National Association of State Chief Information Officers (NASCIO) Details

    Represents state chief information officers and information technology executives and managers from the states, territories, and the District of Columbia.

  • OpenNotes Details

    The results of a study, this program invites patients to review their visit notes written by their doctors, nurses, or other clinicians, in an effort to improve communications between professionals and patients, and to better involve patients in their health care.

  • Promoting Interoperability (PI) Details

    The Official Web Site for the Medicare and Medicaid Electronic Health Records. The Medicare and Medicaid EHR Incentive Programs will provide incentive payments to eligible professionals, eligible hospitals and critical access hospitals (CAHs) as they adopt, implement, upgrade or demonstrate meaningful use of certified EHR technology.

  • Public Health Informatics Institute Details

  • State Health Information Exchange Details

    Data on the program, which was designed to fund states' efforts to build capacity for exchanging health information across the health care system is contained on this website.

  • VA Information Resource Center Details

    VIReC develops and disseminates knowledge about databases of interest to VA researchers; provides service to researchers who require information about data resources specific to their research; and represents interests of researchers regarding VA databases and information systems.

  • bioinformatics @NIAID Details

    Portal brings together some exciting features including: links to extensive training resources; a section of scripts, code, and programs created by NIAID researchers downloadable from GitHub; and a curated calendar of events with entries focused on bioinformatics and computational biology.



  • International Medical Informatics Association (IMIA) Details

    Independent organization established under Swiss law in 1989. IMIA plays a major global role in the application of information science and technology in the fields of healthcare and research in medical, health and bio informatics.

  • SNOMED International Details

    Formerly the International Health Terminology Standards Development Organisation (IHTSDO), this organization is a not-for-profit association that develops and promotes use of SNOMED CT to support safe and effective health information exchange. SNOMED CT is a clinical terminology and is considered to be the most comprehensive, multilingual healthcare terminology in the world.