The Discipline of Informatics

National Library of Medicine defines health informatics as the interprofessional field that studies and pursues the effective uses of biomedical data, information, and knowledge for scientific inquiry, problem-solving, decision making, motivated by efforts to improve human health. In other words, it is the science of information where the information is defined as data with meaning. At UCLA Health Information Technology, we sponsor the following Informatics programs and Informatics Fellowship programs to create future informatics leaders.

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Nursing Informatics

Nursing informatics is the specialty that transforms data into needed information and leverages technologies to improve health and health care equity, safety, quality, and outcomes.

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Physician Informatics

Physician Informaticists are UCLA physicians who are engaged in all aspects of understanding and promoting effective organization, analysis, management, and use of clinical information in CareConnect.

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Resident Informaticist

The UCLA Health Resident Informaticist Program provides clinician trainees with a general understanding of Clinical and Health Informatics topics.

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Informatics Fellowships

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Clinical Informatics Fellowship

This fellowship develops leaders with expertise in biomedical informatics and health information technology who are prepared to advance the science and practice of clinical informatics (CI) within health care delivery...

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Pathology/Clinical Informatics Fellowship

This fellowship's goal is to develop leaders with expertise in pathology and informatics.

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Nursing Informatics Fellowship

This fellowship provides UCLA Health nurses with an opportunity to discover the world of nursing informatics through classes, practical experience and mentoring by a Nursing Informaticist (NI).

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