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.


Secondary Care Electronic Health Record Clinical Decision Support System Personal Health Record Unify Medical Language System 
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acute physiology, age, chronic health evaluation


blast crisis


clinical decision support system


digital imaging and communications in medicine


electronic health record


guanosine diphosphate


geographical information system


Health Insurance Portability and Privacy Act


Health Level 7


international classification of disease


infero temporal cortex


medical subject heading




randomized controlled trial


Systematized Nomenclature of Medicine-Clinical Terms


Systematized Nomenclature of Pathology


unified medical language system


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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