Health Informatics vs Health Information Management



hi and welcome to this online session on health informatics vs. health information management my name is Wash magog's R I'm a second year Bachelor of Applied Health Information science student at Conestoga College in your facilitator for the short video just before we get started here is an overview of what I'll be going over so be discussing the differences between health informatics and health information management the education certification and accreditation history of health informatics history of health information management the current state of both the fields and roles of Achaia professionals and healthcare so to begin there seems to be a lot of confusion regarding what health informatics is or what health information management is every time somebody asks me what I'm doing and I tell them the reaction that I get is oh okay I was kind of tells me that they have no idea what I'm talking about so I'll call sugah college health informatics is defined as a theory practice of managing data information and knowledge using appropriate information and communication technologies in order to improve healthcare processes in decision-making to be able to achieve a better health of individuals populations communities in really society as a whole whereas health information management is all about leadership in all aspects of clinical information management at both micro and macro level so at the micro level or individual record level people in health information management support data collection use access and disclosure to the retention and destruction of health information regardless of format at the macro level or aggregate data level health information management professionals deal with the information through health in health systems analyze statistics manage complex information systems including registries in work with public private key stakeholders and understanding using health data to improve health similar to H I basically health information management is all about advocacy of individuals right to private secure confidential health information to become a health information management or health informatics professional you can get a diploma you can get a certificate you can do an undergrad degree you can also master your graduation do your masters in many of the fields or you can also get a PhD at any of the universities and colleges that you see on the screen and of course to get into any of the colleges universities that you saw on the previous slide you'll there are certain requirements if you're coming directly from high school you'll need your diploma or you can get into the programs by completion of other programs such as pre health science program at the Conestoga College and there are options for advanced standing pathways so after getting a degree you can also challenge the GMAT exam and become a certified health information management professional there is also an option for CPE there's continuing professional education the system requires 36 credits in a minimum of 80 percent of which must relate to health information field there's also a transitional roadmap designed by Chima which supports continuing education and skills development of health information professionals and increasing techno technological healthcare environment and here's that picture of the transitional roadmap you can look at so now we'll get into a little bit of history health informatics is a relatively new profession hits academic programs or new coaches the voice of health informatics in Canada which is Canada's health informatics Association it was founded in 1975 however it wasn't until 1981 that the first program was created at University of Victoria during the 1980s and 1990s professionals entering the field was really by accident it was only in 2000 when the field actually started to grow in comparison health information has been present for a long time in healthcare but it has evolved with technology in time but the roles really don't expand until 1970s in Chima is the organization that accredits health information management professionals and it was founded in 1942 so the current state for the field is that reports suggest there will be a high demand for individuals in this field and we but we might have shortages ah and currently there are over 32,000 professionals working in Canada however reports also indicate that these professionals will require broader skill sets so here's the picture of the some of the roles that people can have we can be an edge I am director privacy officer IT manager evaluator database analyst in a lot more that you can probably tell from this picture so to really tie it all together the role of professionals in this field is to play the mediator bringing in the IT the clinical in the business side of healthcare all together and making sure we are able to identify gaps in issues in processes and soulful care problems and with this I like to conclude this session and I want to thank you for watching in hope that you found it informative thank you

2 Comments

  1. Madhurya Reddy said:

    What’s the difference between medical clerk and health information maneger

    May 23, 2019
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  2. Z Dax said:

    thank for posting.

    May 23, 2019
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