Some of the key focus areas for health informatics research and development. Adopting digital health records and sharing the data they contain is a critical step forward. However, since successful management of chronic disease must involve patients, using informatics tools and systems to engage them is now a major [...]
The key standards for representing and sharing healthcare data. Once electronic health records and other clinical systems used in patient care are digital, the focus turns to how this health information can be represented and shared using standards.
Background on US healthcare, the key current applications of informatics in healthcare delivery. A brief history of the healthcare informatics field emphasizing long recognized key capabilities and the reasons for their slow adoption. An introduction to the Fast Healthcare Interoperability (FHIR) standard and its transformative potential. [...]