Ch 1: Introduction to Health Care Informatics

About This Chapter

In this chapter, you'll find a series of short and simple lessons that examine fundamental concepts in health care informatics. Consult these lessons and quizzes whenever you need to review the basics of health care informatics for school, work or fun.

Introduction to Health Care Informatics - Chapter Summary

In this chapter, our expert instructors outline essential health care informatics concepts through a series of bite-sized lessons. As you progress through the chapter, you'll examine the history of health care informatics, as well as its benefits, uses and specialties. The chapter can be completed at your own pace, and you can submit questions to our instructors if you need any help with the material. Be sure to take the accompanying self-assessment quizzes and chapter exam. Upon completion of the chapter, you should be able to:

  • Summarize the history of health care informatics
  • Describe the functions and benefits of health informatics
  • Compare types of multidisciplinary informatics specialties
  • Assess the importance of accreditation and standardization in health care informatics
  • Define the concept of meaningful use and explain why it's used in healthcare

5 Lessons in Chapter 1: Introduction to Health Care Informatics
Test your knowledge with a 30-question chapter practice test
History of Health Care Informatics from 1949 to the Present

1. History of Health Care Informatics from 1949 to the Present

In this lesson, the definition of healthcare informatics will be explored. Additionally, historical moments in the field will be identified and their importance defined.

Benefits & Functions of Health Informatics

2. Benefits & Functions of Health Informatics

Objectives of this lesson include a discussion of the functions available in health informatics and the benefits of the healthcare technologies for the patients, staff, providers, and organizations.

Multidisciplinary Informatics Specialties: Types & Examples

3. Multidisciplinary Informatics Specialties: Types & Examples

Like nearly all modern industries, healthcare is evolving rapidly due to the proliferation of computers and information technology. This lesson will examine various types of health-related informatics specialties.

Standardization & Accreditation in Health Care Informatics

4. Standardization & Accreditation in Health Care Informatics

Standardization and accreditation are discussed as the strong foundations of healthcare informatics and technology used for patient records and care. The organizations creating the standards and accreditation are reviewed with examples.

Meaningful Use in Health Care Data

5. Meaningful Use in Health Care Data

'Meaningful use' is part of the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health Act of 2009. Learn more about the mission of meaningful use and health providers are incentivized for their participation.

Chapter Practice Exam
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Practice Final Exam
Test your knowledge of the entire course with a 50 question practice final exam.
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