Health informatics is a discipline at the intersection of information science, computer science, and health care. It deals with the resources, devices, and methods required for the acquisition, storage, retrieval, and use of information in health and medicine. Besides computers, workers use clinical guidelines, formal medical terminologies, and information and communication systems.
The event aims to create conversation about informatics in all aspects of health and health care, to showcase the development and use of health information technologies on campus and in the community, and to foster interdisciplinary collaborations in research and development that focus on bringing meaningful and timely information to clinicians and consumers. The symposium also celebrates the new master’s degree in health informatics and information management recently approved by the UNC Board of Governors to start in fall 2013. More information on the program will be available at the meeting or can be found at http://www.ecu.edu/cs-dhs/hsim/hiim.cfm.
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