Health informatics domain knowledge analysis : an information technology perspective

Sahama, Tony (2009) Health informatics domain knowledge analysis : an information technology perspective. In Sintchenko, Vitali & Croll, Peter (Eds.) HIC 2009 : Proceedings : Frontiers of Health Informatics - Redefining Healthcare, Health Informatics Society of Australia (HISA), National Convention Centre, Canberra.

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Health Informatics is an intersection of information technology, several disciplines of medicine and health care. It sits at the common frontiers of health care services including patient centric, processes driven and procedural centric care. From the information technology perspective it can be viewed as computer application in medical and/or health processes for delivering better health care solutions. In spite of the exaggerated hype, this field is having a major impact in health care solutions, in particular health care deliveries, decision making, medical devices and allied health care industries. It also affords enormous research opportunities for new methodological development. Despite the obvious connections between Medical Informatics, Nursing Informatics and Health Informatics, most of the methodologies and approaches used in Health Informatics have so far originated from health system management, care aspects and medical diagnostic. This paper explores reasoning for domain knowledge analysis that would establish Health Informatics as a domain and recognised as an intellectual discipline in its own right.

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ID Code: 60695
Item Type: Conference Paper
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: Health Informatics, Domain Analysis, Information Technology, Healthcare, Education
ISBN: 9780980552010
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > INFORMATION AND COMPUTING SCIENCES (080000)
Divisions: Past > QUT Faculties & Divisions > Faculty of Science and Technology
Past > Institutes > Information Security Institute
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2009 All Authors
Deposited On: 11 Jun 2013 00:49
Last Modified: 18 Jul 2013 19:22

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