Defining Medical/Health Informatics

Write a 2 page paper that describes the basics of healthcare informatics. Include a cover page and reference page (not counted in the 2 page requirement). Be sure to include in-text citations to support your writing and give credit to your sources.


  • Minimum of 500 words.
  • Definition and explanation of the importance of medical informatics.
  • Medical informatics’ impact on the quality of care.
  • Potential problems with quality of care and information systems implementations.
  • Description of how medical informatics seeks to solve quality of care and implementation problems.
  • Goals of medical informatics in an EHR implementation.
  • Explain why it is important to manage information as a key strategic resource and mission tool.
  • Writing should be well ordered, logical, and unified, as well as original and insightful.
  • Follow APA style format for all citations
  • Include a minimum of 2 references. All internet sources must be U.S. based, original articles or government resources within 5-7 years.
  • Wikipedia or other non-peer reviewed resources are not acceptable.