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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Robert and Lucy White Hudgins Memorial Scholarship

Volunteer State Community College

$5,002 January 31, 2021 See Details

Robert and Lucy White Hudgins Memorial Scholarship

Volunteer State Community College

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$5,002

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January 31, 2021
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Elmer and Claudine Hane Memorial Scholarship

Mesabi Range Community and Technical College

$3,500 Varies See Details

Elmer and Claudine Hane Memorial Scholarship

Mesabi Range Community and Technical College

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$3,500

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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 August 01, 2020 See Details

Gertrude and Reuben Mokotoff Memorial Scholarship

Orange County Community College, State University of New York

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$2,500

deadline

August 01, 2020
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Arnold and Janice VanderBok Family Scholarship

Calvin College

$2,400 February 01, 2021 See Details

Arnold and Janice VanderBok Family Scholarship

Calvin College

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$2,400

deadline

February 01, 2021
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Dr. and Mrs. Harvey J. Bratt Medical and Missions Scholarship

Calvin College

$2,300 February 01, 2021 See Details

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

Calvin College

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$2,300

deadline

February 01, 2021
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Norma Adams Scholarship

University of Iowa Health Care

$2,000 Varies See Details

Norma Adams Scholarship

University of Iowa Health Care

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$2,000

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ANPD Excellence in Nursing Education Scholarship

Western Governors University

Up to $5,000 Varies See Details

ANPD Excellence in Nursing Education Scholarship

Western Governors University

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Up to $5,000

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Virginia Regional Medical Center Auxiliary Scholarship

Mesabi Range Community and Technical College

$1,000 Varies See Details

Virginia Regional Medical Center Auxiliary Scholarship

Mesabi Range Community and Technical College

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$1,000

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Sophia Louise Wege Scholarship

Aquinas College

$1,000 Varies See Details

Sophia Louise Wege Scholarship

Aquinas College

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$1,000

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