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Healthcare technology is evolving at a rapid pace, so we sat down with Kent State University professor, Rebecca Meehan, to discuss emerging trends in health informatics. She gave us her thoughts on everything from AI in healthcare and patient-generated health data to wearable EKGs and virtual visi...

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Faculty Interview with Rebecca Meehan, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Health Informatics

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What type of health informatics jobs does Kent State prepare graduates to pursue once they graduate?

Kent State University prepares graduates for health informatics jobs in clinical and industry settings, b...

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Big data has revolutionized industry after industry, and the demand for professionals specializing in big data has increased accordingly, with the number of data scientist positions in the U.S. growing by 650 percent between 2012 and 2018.1 Many of these positions are in fields like technology,...

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It is possible to generate a succinct answer to the question “What is health informatics?”; in fact, the U.S. National Library of Medicine defines the term as “the interdisciplinary study of the design, development, adoption and application of IT-based innovations in healthcare services delivery,...

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Health Informatics Career Resources

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In the fall of 2018, Apple released its Apple Watch Series 4 models, the first consumer smartwatches that double as wearable medical devices thanks to their ability to generate an electrocardiogram test (ECG or EKG), which can inform you about your heart health. This release pushed the boundaries of...

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Every year, HIMSS recognizes members through awards highlighting special contributions of individuals, groups and organizations leading to better health through the best use of information and technology across our diverse membership community. This includes the Most Influential Women in Health IT ...

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Has the Internet Made Learning More Efficient?

In the fall of 2016, almost 3 million people in the U.S. chose to enroll in postbaccalaureate studies, with 27.5% of them choosing to pursue their continued education through exclusively online programs.1 For those in the health informatics (HI) fie...

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Is a masters in health informatics worth it

Health Informatics Jobs Are On the Rise

According to Healthcare IT News, the health informatics (HI) industry is in a bind, as there are currently more HI jobs open than there are workers to fill them.1 Not only that, but the industry is expected to grow at a rate well beyond the national aver...

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Health informatics impact on healthcare

What Is Health Informatics?

Simply put, health informatics (HI) refers to the collection, classification, storage and retrieval of information relating to healthcare delivery. The word “informatics” was coined in the 1960s by early computer programmers to differentiate between computer science c...

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