noun, plural in form but singular in construction
in·​for·​mat·​ics | \ ˌin-fər-ˈma-tiks How to pronounce informatics (audio) \

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Recent Examples on the Web Ruby, an informatics analyst and trainer who works with major Baltimore-area hospitals, has the critical task of wading through pandemic data management. Sy Mukherjee, Fortune, "Hospitals are navigating the complexities of COVID vaccine distribution, which will teach us a lot about mass roll out," 15 Dec. 2020 Even those seeking help with more mild conditions could benefit from human support, said Stephen Schueller, an associate professor of psychological science and informatics at the University of California at Irvine. Washington Post, "How to navigate the ‘chaotic’ world of mental health apps," 29 Dec. 2020 For more on that conversation, and chats with informatics experts faced with this logistics challenge, head on over here. Sy Mukherjee, Fortune, "How a molecule gets to the masses," 17 Dec. 2020 Tribes will need resources, support and technical assistance to manage logistics and informatics needs related to vaccine distribution. Star Tribune, "American Indians in Minnesota experience worse COVID impacts than reported," 15 Dec. 2020 At its core, IZ Gateway is a message router, says Mary Beth Kurilo, the senior director of health informatics at the American Immunization Registry Association (AIRA). Katherine Ellen Foley, Quartz, "How the US plans to track Covid-19 vaccine doses," 11 Dec. 2020 Brian Dixon, an associate professor at Indiana University's Richard M. Fairbanks School of Public Health and the director of public health informatics at the Regenstrief Institute, said this trend is driven by two things. Ethan May, The Indianapolis Star, "Why newly reported COVID-19 cases vary based on day of the week," 23 Nov. 2020 Satish Gattadahalli is director of digital health and health informatics at Grant Thornton Public Sector. Satish Gattadahalli, STAT, "Ten steps to ethics-based governance of AI in health care," 3 Nov. 2020 For example, a master of science in health care informatics costs $1,580 per unit of on-campus classes compared to $925 per unit for the online version. San Diego Union-Tribune, "Student lawsuits asking for COVID-19 refunds pile up against universities," 18 Oct. 2020

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First Known Use of informatics

circa 1967, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for informatics

International Scientific Vocabulary information + -ics

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The first known use of informatics was circa 1967

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“Informatics.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 3 Mar. 2021.

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noun plural but singular in construction
in·​for·​mat·​ics | \ ˌin-fər-ˈma-tiks How to pronounce informatics (audio) \

Medical Definition of informatics

: the collection, classification, storage, retrieval, and dissemination of recorded knowledge — see bioinformatics

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