Physicians who practice clinical informatics collaborate with other health care and information technology professionals to analyze, design, implement, and evaluate information and communication systems that enhance individual and population health outcomes, improve patient care and strengthen the clinician-patient relationship.
Clinical informaticians use their knowledge of patient care combined with their understanding of informatics concepts, methods and tools to
- asses information and knowledge needs of health care professionals and patients
- characterize, evaluate, and refine clinical processes
- develop, implement, and refine clinical decision support systems
- lead or participate in the procurement, customization, development, implementation, management, evaluation, and continuous improvement of clinical information systems.