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

Examples of informatics in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Cuyahoga County strives to send isolation letters to patients within 24 hours of the department receiving lab results, said Takisha Fuller, deputy director of epidemiology, surveillance and informatics at the Cuyahoga County Board of Health. Julie Washington, cleveland, 1 Feb. 2023 Jostins has a strong background in informatics and statistical genetics, and writes about genetic epidemiology and sequencing technology on the his blog Genetic Inference. Guest Blogger, Discover Magazine, 16 Apr. 2012 Reema Poddar, president and CEO of diagnostics and pathway informatics at Philips, said the problem this tool was trying to solve began with the pressure that the healthcare system experienced amid the COVID-19 pandemic. John Kell, Fortune, 8 Dec. 2022 Astronomers hope informatics will do the same for them. Preston Lerner, Discover Magazine, 19 July 2011 Botometer is maintained by Kaicheng Yang, a PhD candidate in informatics at the Observatory on Social Media at Indiana University who created the tool with Menczer. WIRED, 1 Oct. 2022 Valenti holds two degrees from Northern Kentucky University, a bachelor's in computer informatics technology and a master's in executive leadership and organizational change. Erin Couch, The Enquirer, 14 Sep. 2022 The camp offers hands-on activities and experiments in biology, chemistry, computer information systems, informatics, math and geology. Chicago Tribune, 23 July 2022 Uncovering those troubling examples, though, took a concerted investigation and a level of transparency that’s rare in EHR rollouts, clinical informatics and patient safety experts said. Katie Palmer and Casey Ross, STAT, 28 July 2022 See More

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Word History


International Scientific Vocabulary information + -ics

First Known Use

circa 1967, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of informatics was circa 1967

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Cite this Entry

“Informatics.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 Sep. 2023.

Medical Definition


noun, plural in form but singular in construction
in·​for·​mat·​ics ˌin-fər-ˈma-tiks How to pronounce informatics (audio)
: the collection, classification, storage, retrieval, and dissemination of recorded knowledge see bioinformatics

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