Book Chapter

Recognition of health informatics in Australian standard classifications for research, occupation and education

FJ MARTIN SANCHEZ, K Gray, H Grain, F Martin Sanchez, LK Schaper

Investing in E-Health: People, Knowledge and Technology for a Healthy Future | Studies in Health Technology and Informatics | IOS Press | Published : 2014

Abstract

Work on building a strong research base, a skilled workforce and an accredited learning and development system in Australian Health Informatics is not mature. This paper aims to explore how such work is supported at a fundamental level, that is, within formal systems for identifying fields of research, occupation and education in Australia. The researchers examined the treatment of Health Informatics and related terms in a range of relevant Australian standards. We found that Health Informatics has somewhat inappropriate recognition in the formal systems defining research in Australia, a tenuous presence in those describing education, and none in those describing occupations. We argue that o..

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