Healthcare and IT are two industries in which change is taking place rapidly. IT has become an integral component of healthcare aiding in areas such as Medical Records/EMR/EHR/privacy issues, big data and the continuous need for more data to compile and analyze, surgical procedures such as the Davinci robots, and quality indicators such as patient satisfaction which are now available to the public. Healthcare and IT are becoming more entwined. One of the more recent terms to be used is health informatics? This infographic explains the intersection of Healthcare and IT, defines the discipline of healthcare informatics, describes the different arenas of informatics, and lists the benefits of healthcare informatics.

The Intersection of Healthcare and IT

Infographic via UIC.

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