Informatics and Analytics

Achieving Population Wellness by Expanding Data Horizons

By Kurt Waltenbaugh – Consider that 60% of overall health is determined by socioeconomic and behavioral determinants, but make up just 4% of the national health budget. Conversely, just 10% of an individual’s overall health is determined by medical needs, yet approximately 88% of US healthcare spending goes towards patient care.

AMIA Unveils Advanced Health Informatics Certification for Broader Health Professions

By William Hersh – While the clinical informatics physician subspecialty has been an excellent way to recognize the value of the informatics profession, there are clearly many important other professionals in the informatics field who deserve the same professional recognition for their knowledge and skills in using data and information to improve health and healthcare.