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Medical informatics on an ongoing road to final destination


maryam ganjalikhani ,

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mohammad babaei



Medical informatics is the intersection of information science, computer science, and health care. It expedites medicine to support clinical practice, decision-making and research. Health informatics or medical informatics is the acceptable specialty to improve health care by using medical data. It seems as if it is an essential part of medical practice as it can decrease medical errors. Informatics has emerged to fill the space between physicians and IT services. So now and in future medicine owes many of progresses to medical informatics. Learning medical informatics is useful and necessary to physicians. There are some problems within the context; opponents use these as a parapet to protect themselves. Here, the authors bring an example: electronic medical data includes a wide range of data relating to a patient's health, including details of his/her past, current and future diagnoses, treatments and medication. Inaccuracies in a patient's medical data can result in misdiagnosis and medical professionals can face legal sanctions for malpractice due to inaccurate data; disclosure of medical data can result in prejudicial treatment and researchers can be criminally liable for unauthorized disclosure of medical data. Also patient data is private and must be protected. As Medical informatics decreases medical errors, helps physician to increase the quality of their workout, learning and using this science is necessary for every physician .this concept should be assigned important especially in developing countries.


Keywords: Medical informatics, Health informatics, Learning


Sri Lanka Journal of Bio-Medical Informatics 2010;1(3):186-190

DOI: 10.4038/sljbmi.v1i3.1985


How to Cite: ganjalikhani, . maryam . and babaei, . mohammad ., 2010. Medical informatics on an ongoing road to final destination. Sri Lanka Journal of Bio-Medical Informatics, 1(3), pp.186–190. DOI:
Published on 06 Jul 2010.
Peer Reviewed


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