Informatics is the intelligent use of Information and technology to provide better care. It is an umbrella term referring to staff in the NHS who collate, manage, interpret and present patient and healthcare information; they may also manage computer, telephony and other communications systems.
There are seven families of jobs which make up the health informatics workforce:
- Clinical Informatics
- Education and Training
- Health Records and Patient Administration
- Information Management
- Libraries and Knowledge Management
- Project and Programme Management
More detailed information about health informatics and the various roles can be found in the Careers in Health Informatics booklet or by visiting the Health Careers website.