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 Tendo Systems, a health care software startup funded by General Catalyst and Lux Capital, appointed Bala Hota as senior vice president and chief informatics officer. Mohana Ravindranath, STAT, 14 Jan. 2022 Irene Petersen, professor of epidemiology and health informatics at University College London, said if the tests prompt just 50 of 100 infectious people to isolate, that is enough to halve transmission. Jason Douglas, WSJ, 21 Dec. 2021 David Ussery, a professor of biomedical informatics at UAMS, said the sample containing the variant was submitted to the university by the Health Department and sequenced using equipment housed at Arkansas Children's Hospital in Little Rock. Andy Davis, Arkansas Online, 18 Dec. 2021 This is really important since nitric oxide can’t be measured in clinical labs like cholesterol or Vitamin D. Artificial intelligence is also quicker and more accurate in the analysis of other critical informatics. Annie Brown, Forbes, 25 Oct. 2021 Tulio de Oliveira, a bio-informatics professor who runs gene-sequencing institutions at two South African universities, said at a briefing on Thursday. Prinesha Naidoo, Fortune, 25 Nov. 2021 In the last decade, the U.S. has ranked first or second in informatics six times, first or second in mathematics five times, first or second in biology five times and first or second in chemistry two times. Mark Kantrowitz, Forbes, 7 Nov. 2021 Telematics refers to the intersection of cables and informatics such as computer systems. Ralph Jennings, Forbes, 27 Sep. 2021 Hospital informatics experts are generally aware of these pitfalls, but there is no universal approach to evaluating proprietary algorithms and auditing them for blind spots and biases. Casey Ross Reprints, STAT, 17 Aug. 2021 See More

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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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noun, plural in form 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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