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Why Medical Informatics?

Better, more affordable health care

Not long ago, health professionals relied solely on hefty reference books and overstuffed patient files. Patient check-in was a lengthy process, and sharing of patient information among health professionals was difficult.

With the vast array of technology that’s available to us today, all that has changed. Many health professionals can now access electronic patient information from colleagues with much more ease. Administrators can access needed information from electronic databases more universally and quickly.  

These are the products of medical informatics research. As a result, wait times can be shortened and patients can receive more attentive and informed care, which means everyone benefits from a more efficient healthcare system.