Health informatics


Multidisciplinary field of computer science, information science, and social science that uses health information technology (HIT) to improve healthcare.

Alternative labels

application of health information technology
field of health information technology
field of health informatics
use of health information technology
science of health informatics
science of healthcare informatics
field of healthcare informatics

Skill type


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Relationships with occupations

Essential knowledge

Health informatics is an essential knowledge of the following occupations:

Optional knowledge

Health informatics is optional for these occupations. This means knowing this knowledge may be an asset for career advancement if you are in one of these occupations.

Medical device engineer: Medical device engineers design and develop medical-technical systems, installations, and equipment such as pacemakers, MRI scanners, and X-ray machines. They monitor the whole manufacturing process from concept design to product implementation. activities undertaken include, among others, designing product improvements, developing methods and techniques to evaluate design suitability, coordinating initial production, developing test procedures, and designing manufacturing diagrams.
Mechanical engineer: Mechanical engineers research, plan and design mechanical products and systems and supervise the fabrication, operation, application, installation and repair of systems and products. They research and analyse data.




  1. Health informatics – ESCO


Last updated on September 20, 2022