MEDICAL INFORMATICS


Overview

Medical informatics is the intersection of information science, computer science, and health care. This field deals with the resources, devices, and methods required to optimize the acquisition, storage, retrieval, and use of information in health and biomedicine. This program covers the multidisciplinary field of informatics, decision support systems, telemedicine, ethics, consumer health informatics, international healthcare systems, global health informatics, translational research informatics, and home care. Students will learn how to design and implement innovative applications and promote new technologies to improve health care. Our program is designed to focus on: complex medical decisions, evidence-based medicine, disease management and population health management.



Scope

The opportunity to become an information technician is similarly low. There are only 186,300 nationwide jobs for this profession with another 41,100 projected to be created by 2022. These are not the lowest numbers in our review of the best computer careers, but they are on the low end. However, this vocation has an extremely low unemployment rate of only 3 percent. Additionally, even though they may post lower overall numbers, information technicians are among the fastest growing occupations with a projected 22 percent growth in the next eight years. Qualifications to enter the health informatics field are simple to attain. It requires a little more than a high school diploma but less than a college education. Certification to become an information technician can be acquired from trade schools and other post secondary institutions. The time and money spent acquiring certification varies state-to-state and institution-to-institution. The work environment for information technicians is usually a small office with team of technicians. It’s also highly likely that techs will be working for some kind of medical institution like a hospital or an ancillary organization like an insurance company or a government office. Because of the sensitive and regulated nature of medical information, telecommuting, freelance work and other work environments that are individualistic are not available.


Future Prospects

The rapid growth of modern day technology has everyone talking about big data—the process of collecting and analyzing colossal amounts of data in order to drive insights and formulate strategy. Big data is a tsunami-style trend that is rapidly drenching industries of all kinds. And all indications suggest that big data has officially arrived on the shores of healthcare. Medical informatics is a profession that focuses on collecting, processing, analyzing and storing massive amounts of patient information in an electronic format. And the implications of big data on the health informatics field stretch much further than simply updating electronic recordkeeping systems. The opportunity to become an information technician is similarly low. There are only 186,300 nationwide jobs for this profession with another 41,100 projected to be created by 2022. These are not the lowest numbers in our review of the best computer careers, but they are on the low end. However, this vocation has an extremely low unemployment rate of only 3 percent. Additionally, even though they may post lower overall numbers, information technicians are among the fastest growing occupations with a projected 22 percent growth in the next eight years.


Program curriculum

We provide Medical Informatics course in two levels as Professional Designation for undergraduate students and Advance PG Program for Graduated Students. The details of the courses are as below:




Job opportunities

Demand for medical informatics jobs is predicted to increase over the next decade. Medical facilities from hospitals to nursing homes are scrambling to find qualified professionals to help successfully complete federally mandated goals to implement the “meaningful use” of electronic health and medical records. Medical informatics jobs include everything from billing to medical quality assurance. Potential job titles for medical informaticians include are as follows:

♦    Informatics nurse
♦    Medical coder
♦    Health informatics specialist
♦    Clinical informatics specialist
♦    Clinical analyst
♦    Clinical informatics manager

Regardless of job title, informatics professionals' duties include implementing health information technology (HIT) systems to integrate electronic health records, thus increasing the amount of data gathered and improving patient care as a result. And because the data is stored digitally, it can be re-used for research purposes.