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Abstract

Computers have been used in healthcare for many years for administrative, clinical, and research purposes. Health informatics is concerned with the use of data for the management of disease and the healthcare process. Increasingly health informatics is using data and approaches developed for bioinformatics and vice versa and there are many areas where computational intelligence has the potential to make a useful contribution to health informatics. Health informatics is both a practical profession and an area of research. This chapter deals with the organization of healthcare, areas of development of health informatics in recent times, and some active areas of research that may be relevant.

Keywords

Secondary Care Electronic Health Record Clinical Decision Support System Personal Health Record Unify Medical Language System 
These keywords were added by machine and not by the authors. This process is experimental and the keywords may be updated as the learning algorithm improves.

Abbreviations

APACHE

acute physiology, age, chronic health evaluation

BC

blast crisis

CDSS

clinical decision support system

DICOM

digital imaging and communications in medicine

EHR

electronic health record

GDP

guanosine diphosphate

GIS

geographical information system

HIPPA

Health Insurance Portability and Privacy Act

HL7

Health Level 7

ICD

international classification of disease

IT

infero temporal cortex

MeSH

medical subject heading

NHS

N-hydroxysuccinimidyl

RCT

randomized controlled trial

SNOMED

Systematized Nomenclature of Medicine-Clinical Terms

SNOP

Systematized Nomenclature of Pathology

UMLS

unified medical language system

XML

extensible markup language

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.School of Computing and Mathematical SciencesAuckland University of TechnologyAucklandNew Zealand

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