Clinical Informatics (CI) is a healthcare specialty that uses health IT and data science to improve the patient experience. According to the American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA), CI represents “the science of how to use data, information, and knowledge to improve human health and the delivery of health care services.”
What Is Informatics?
Informatics is defined as “the study of the behavior and structure of any system that generates, stores, processes, and then presents information.”
How it’s applied can vary, but those involved in informatics are generally concerned with the flow of information through IT systems. An informatician is thus someone who optimizes a set of systems to meet an organization’s workflows and overall goals. Clinical Informatics follows the same concept in a healthcare setting.
What Is Involved in Clinical Informatics?
Clinical Informatics combines several healthcare technologies with policy and procedure development to enhance a patient’s experience during medical services.
A practitioner of CI is known as a clinical informatician. Someone with that job title might work closely with physicians and other healthcare professionals to develop an enterprise architecture for improved patient care. Some tools a clinical informatician should be familiar with include electronic health record (EHR) systems, telemedicine infrastructure, and other healthcare software and hardware.
How TempDev Can Help With Clinical Informatics
TempDev’s team of NextGen consultants, developers, and trainers can help you implement, switch, or even upgrade your current EHR system. From dashboards, templates, and reports to revenue cycle consulting, automation, and workflow redesign, TempDev offers the tools to make the most of your NextGen EHR system.
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