The 2008 AHIMA/AMIA Joint Work Force Task Force Report entitled Health Information and Informatics Core Competencies for Individuals Working with Electronic Health Records provides a good introduction to the goals of informatics in healthcare. Appendix A includes the entire Core Competency Statements.
Health Informatics Organizations
The following organizations are specifically devoted to healthcare information and informatics. Visit these sites to learn more about current initiatives, as well as to access information of value to researchers and practitioners in the healthcare fields.
Common Informatics Acronyms
There are literally hundreds of acronyms associated with health informatics. The list of common acronyms (click on link below) will provide quick access to most of the more common ones. Be sure to consult the glossary and index of Nursing Informatics and the Foundation of Knowledge for additional terms.