Skip to main content

Health Informatics and Information Technology: Home

What is Health Informatics?

According to the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA):

A field of study that focuses on the use of technology for improving access to and utilization of information. Health informatics is the systematic study of information in the healthcare delivery system—how it is captured, retrieved, and used in making decisions—as well as the tools and methods used to manage this information and support decisions.

- from the University of Texas at Austin, University Health Services