November 19, 2012 by mfafard
This example, describes Biomedical Informatics. Informatics consists of public health informatics, clinical informatics, imaging informatics, and bioinformatics; each representing a specific focus (left). The right hand side lists the sciences that when combined to the subfields, define biomedical informatics. These lecture provide an interesting overview of the theoretical thought process behind health informatics research. Much of public health informatics involve how and where public health data is stored. As technology continues to advance at a rapid pace, the way public health databases are designed will play a major role on how the public health information is collected and stored; which is likely to have impact on the discipline.