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CLINICAL INFORMATICS

Clinical Informatics

Definition

Combination of information science, computer science and clinical science designed to assist in the management and processing of data, information and knowledge to support the practice and delivery of clinical care.

Shortliffe and Perreault, Medical Informatics: Computing Applications in Health Care and Biomedicine    

The Field of Clinical Informatics Encompasses: Medical Data Mining

         Electronic Health Records (EHR)

         Decision Support Systems

         Hospital Information System (HIS)

Military Clinical Informatics Also Encompasses:

         Force Projection Support

         Military Unique Mission Support

         Medical Intelligence Gathering and Analysis