Even for healthcare professionals familiar with health informatics, it can be hard to keep up with the latest developments in the quickly evolving world of health IT.
And with each development comes a fresh glossary of terms that blend the worlds of tech and healthcare. If you think you know informatics terms and feel like testing yourself, take our latest quiz!
Few fields are growing and changing as quickly as health IT. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics has projected a 15% growth in health informatics employment through 2024, a rate greater than the national average for all industries.
Pursuing an education in health informatics can help provide the necessary knowledge to get your foot in the door of this growing industry, be it a full-fledged master’s degree, or a Graduate Certificate like those offered by USF Health Online.
A career in health informatics can be a good fit for both IT professionals and healthcare personnel looking to transition into something more technical, such as nurses wanting to get out of bedside work.
“Health informatics provides a new beginning to fatigued RNs and IT professionals seeking to start a different career,” USF Professor Athanasios Tsalatsanis said. “RNs have substantial knowledge of the processes involved in the nursing profession and lack the IT skills to enable them to develop systems to support nursing informatics. On the other hand, IT professionals have the technological expertise required to develop systems, but lack the health related content. Health informatics will provide both RNs and IT professionals with an opportunity to use the knowledge they acquired through their profession to excel in a different career.”