The centre’s mission is to train healthcare and IT professionals to use health informatics to find new ways of delivering healthcare to achieve better patient care and patient satisfaction.
The centre’s vision is to serve as the leader provider and thought leader in Health Informatics.
Health informatics is currently reshaping healthcare industry and revolutionizing patient care.
Health informatics is the study and application of resources, devices, and methods required for optimizing the acquisition, storage, retrieval, and use of information in health and biomedicine. Health informatics (also called health care informatics, healthcare informatics, medical informatics, nursing informatics, clinical informatics, or biomedical informatics) is a discipline at the intersection of information science, computer science and health care.
Health informatics tools include not only computer systems but also clinical guidelines, formal medical terminologies and vocabularies, standards applications for interoperability, data privacy, confidentiality and security and healthcare management principles.
It is applied in the areas of nursing, clinical care, dentistry, pharmacy, public health, occupational therapy and medical research.
As health informatics is finetuned to meet the information needs of various healthcare specialties, the discipline has spawned various sub-disciplines including clinical informatics, nursing informatics, public health informatics, laboratory informatics and pharmacy informatics.