Medical Informatics

Health informatics (also called health care informatics, healthcare informatics, medical informatics, nursing informatics, clinical informatics, or biomedical informatics) is information engineering applied to the field of health care, essentially the management and use of patient healthcare information. It is a multidisciplinary field that uses health information technology (HIT) to improve health care via any combination of higher quality, higher efficiency (spurring lower cost and thus greater availability), and new opportunities. The disciplines involved include information science, computer science, social science, behavioral science, management science, and others. The NLM defines health informatics as "the interdisciplinary study of the design, development, adoption and application of IT-based innovations in healthcare services delivery, management and planning". It deals with the resources, devices, and methods required to optimize the acquisition, storage, retrieval, and use of information in health and bio-medicine. Health informatics tools include computers, clinical guidelines, formal medical terminologies, and information and communication systems, among others. It is applied to the areas of nursing, clinical medicine, dentistry, pharmacy, public health, occupational therapy, physical therapy, biomedical research, and alternative medicine,[unreliable medical source?] all of which are designed to improve the overall of effectiveness of patient care delivery by ensuring that the data generated is of a high quality.

The international standards on the subject are covered by ICS 35.240.80 in which ISO 27799:2008 is one of the core components.

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Matching Medical Informatics Colleges

University of South Florida-Main Campus

Four or more years; Public; $15,473 average out-state tuition; $4,559 average in-state tuition

Western Governors University

Four or more years; Private not for profit; $5,780 average out-state tuition; $5,780 average in-state tuition

Duke University

Four or more years; Private not for profit; $51,720 average out-state tuition; $51,720 average in-state tuition

Northeastern University Professional Advancement Network

Four or more years; Private not for profit; $27,350 average out-state tuition; $27,350 average in-state tuition

Capella University

Four or more years; Private for profit; $13,788 average out-state tuition; $13,788 average in-state tuition

The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston

Four or more years; Public; $30,345 average out-state tuition; $7,098 average in-state tuition

University of Cincinnati-Main Campus

Four or more years; Public; $24,656 average out-state tuition; $9,322 average in-state tuition

Scholarships for Medical Informatics Majors

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Edith Nourse Rogers STEM Scholarship

U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

Up to $30,000 Varies See Details
 

Edith Nourse Rogers STEM Scholarship

U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

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Up to $30,000

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Excellence in Allied Health Scholarship - NMC

Nebraska Methodist College

$6,000 Varies See Details
 

Excellence in Allied Health Scholarship - NMC

Nebraska Methodist College

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$6,000

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Military Spouse Scholarship

Western Governors University

Up to $4,000 Varies See Details
 

Military Spouse Scholarship

Western Governors University

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Elmer and Claudine Hane Memorial Scholarship

Mesabi Range College

$3,500 Varies See Details
 

Elmer and Claudine Hane Memorial Scholarship

Mesabi Range College

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$3,500

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Berbecker Foundation Fellowship in Health Science

East Carolina University

$3,000 January 15, 2023 See Details
 

Berbecker Foundation Fellowship in Health Science

East Carolina University

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$3,000

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January 15, 2023
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Memorial Foundation Scholarship - SWIC

Southwestern Illinois College

$2,500 Varies See Details
 

Memorial Foundation Scholarship - SWIC

Southwestern Illinois College

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$2,500

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Gertrude and Reuben Mokotoff Memorial Scholarship

Orange County Community College, State University of New York

$2,500 April 15, 2023 See Details
 

Gertrude and Reuben Mokotoff Memorial Scholarship

Orange County Community College, State University of New York

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$2,500

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April 15, 2023
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Arnold and Janice VanderBok Family Scholarship

Calvin University

$2,400 January 31, 2023 See Details
 

Arnold and Janice VanderBok Family Scholarship

Calvin University

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$2,400

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January 31, 2023
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Dr. and Mrs. Harvey J. Bratt Medical and Missions Scholarship

Calvin University

$2,300 January 31, 2023 See Details
 

Dr. and Mrs. Harvey J. Bratt Medical and Missions Scholarship

Calvin University

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$2,300

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January 31, 2023
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Auber Westphal Scholarship

Union College, Nebraska

Up to $2,250 Varies See Details
 

Auber Westphal Scholarship

Union College, Nebraska

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Up to $2,250

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