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Health Informatics: Special Topics

Health care related information technology, systems, and management

Professional and Trade Associations

Professional and trade associations offer unique insider perspectives on the world of their membership with industry reports and member surveys you will not find elsewhere. Here are a few for health informatics worth considering:

Still can't find your special statistic or fact? Other associations can be found from the Library's database Encyclopedia of Associations.

Selected Health Informatics Journals

You may also choose to keyword search on just the journal TITLES using our "GetIt E-Journal Portal" as I have linked to in the following examples:   "health informatics"   or   "informatics"


Medical and Healthcare Informatics (MHI) is the interdisciplinary field of information science concerned with the analysis and dissemination of medical and other health-related data through the application of computers to various aspects of healthcare and medicine. Much of the literature relevant to MHI is dispersed in disciplinary databases in medicine and technology. Accordingly, this guide covers only major resources in these areas. Some core MHI topics and structures within the field are:

Terminology & Coding

  • Topics
  • ICD 9 CM
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • DRG
  • Biomedical Cognitive Science
  • DSM
  • Bioinformatics
  • Computer Based Training
  • Coding, Classification, Terminology


  • MeSH - US National Library of Medicine
  • Global Index Medicus
  • Clin. Information Management
  • UMLS - Unified Medical Language System
  • Computerized Clinical Guidelines
  • SNOMED - Systematized Nomeclature of Medicine ($)
  • Consumer Health Informatics
  • Decision Support Systems


  • Electronic Patient Records
  • Practice guidelines
  • Information Retrieval
  • Clinical pathways
  • Imaging, Robotics, Virtual Reality
  • Drug formularies
  • Medical Language Processing
  • Evidence-based Medicine
  • Nursing Informatics
  • Outcomes Assessment


  • Public Health Informatics
  • Signal processing
  • HL7
  • Standards, Social and Legal Issues
  • EMR standards
  • Telemedicine

More jargon and links are available at the following index Health Informatics World Wide