Informatics plays a vital role in designing a system that can prevent disruption of the user’s cognitive flow while still ensuring that data collected at the source of entry supports both speed and accuracy.
An informatics professional should know the EHR system inside and out; they know how the data is collected, they know how and where the data is stored, and they know how the data can produce valued information leading to the best possible patient care.
With more data to be stored and processed than ever before, relational databases can’t keep up with the growing demands for internal and external reporting.
Given the roles and responsibilities of HIM professionals, now is an ideal time to transition into an informatics role involving the design, management, support, and application of the electronic health record.
Welcome to the first post of the new JAHIMA blog Illuminating Informatics! This blog explores health informatics—a collaborative activity connecting people, process, and technologies to produce trusted data for better decision-making.