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Health Informatics Job Overview

Health informatics refers to the special health care field that involves information science, social science, the behavioral sciences and computer science. It has evolved from a field that dealt mainly with paper records to one that increasingly requires ever-changing technology. The most common job duties of people in health informatics jobs may include:

  • Working with health care workers to obtain data
  • Creating departmental reports with attention to detail
  • Developing health care reports with co-workers
  • Communicating medical policies to other workers
  • Conducting reviews on data quality
  • Managing charts and records
  • Completing administrative assistant tasks as needed
  • Monitoring health records and updating them as needed
  • Maintaining positive, professional relationships with staff members
  • Organizing clinical databases as needed
  • Tracking patient outcomes
  • Providing administrative support to physicians and health care workers

Candidates should hone their analytical skills as well as their interpersonal skills and technical skills. Succeeding in health informatics jobs also requires workers to be detail-oriented with a great deal of integrity. They should also be flexible and able to multitask as needed.

Health Informatics Job Education Requirements

Most health informatics positions require that candidates obtain at least an associate’s degree or certificate from an accredited institution of higher learning. The focus for such degree programs should be health information technology or a related field. On-the-job experience is also crucial, so it’s best to apply for internships in the field during or immediately after the degree program.

Because of the dynamic nature of health informatics, people who wish to pursue this career path will need to stay on top of changes as technology evolves at a rapid pace. That means that those who aspire to such careers will need to commit to lifelong learning. Candidates who are still considering other health care career options may want to consider pursuing further education for practical nursing jobs and clinical research associate jobs.

Health Informatics Job Market

The Bureau of Labor Statistics has predicated a growth of approximately 22 percent in health informatics jobs within the next ten years. That’s a rapid rate of growth compared to most other occupations. This outlook is also tied to the overall growth in the health care industry thanks to increases in the aging population and better availability of health care services. Those who achieve a higher education, perhaps even a bachelor’s degree, and who have a great deal of on-the-job experience will have the best job prospects.

Health Informatics Job Salary Information

Workers in the health informatics field earned an estimated annual salary of approximately $34,000 in 2012. The lower earning health informatics jobs paid less than $22,250 per year, while the highest-earning health informatics workers earned over $56,000 per year in 2012. Most health informatics jobs are for full-time work, and some may require work on nights and weekends.

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InGenesis Inc., is hiring immediately for a Health Informatics Specialist & a Health Information Data Specialist In Washington, D.C. Outstanding Opportunity with Great Pay and Benefits Including PAID Medical Insurance! Health Informatics Specialist Minimum Requirements: · Bachelor’s Degree in Health Informatics · Minimum of five years experience working in a healthcare setting · Electroni...
Nemours is seeking a Clinical Informatics Specialist to join our team in Orlando, FL. As one of the nation’s leading pediatric health care systems, Nemours is committed to providing all children with their best chance to grow up healthy. We offer integrated, family-centered care to more than 280,000 children each year in our pediatric hospitals, specialty clinics and primary care practices in Del...
Job Description: Directs the strategic planning, development, and implementation of program. Collaborates with representatives from private, government, and international agencies. Represents the program in various national and international fora. Conducts research, designs new initiatives, writes publishable articles and papers, collaborates with others, and designs programs. May supervise staff....
Emory Healthcare
Informatics Analyst (Public Health Informatics Institute) 49317BR The Task Force for Global Health 981485:Task Force for Global Health Full-Time Regular 26.634615 36.394231 55400 75700 Job Description: Directs the strategic planning, development, and implementation of program. Collaborates with representatives from private, government, and international agencies. Represents the program i...
Instructor, Health Informatics & Information Technology MSTC serves the diverse and changing educational needs of central Wisconsin communities. We offer a range of opportunities for people in all walks of life: for recent high school graduates just beginning their college experience, for those wishing to transfer to a four-year college or university, for others wanting to change or enhance their...
Job Summary Evaluates, develops and recommends clinical workflow processes by applying the principles of rapid cycle quality improvement to enhance quality care, patient access and customer service in clinical priority areas. Analyze the quality initiatives and measures available to each specialty and guide the development and implementation of workflows to capture those measures as mineable data...
Company Confidential Princeton, NJ
Position: Experienced Account Manager (Scientific Enterprise Informatics/ Software, NJ, PA) Location: Remotely based in New Jersey or Pennsylvania Company Profile: The Company is a market leader in innovative software packages that aid chemical research scientists with spectroscopic validation of structures, elucidation of unknown substances, chromatographic separation, medicinal chemistry, p...
Job Description: The Fort Belvoir Community Hospital’s Information Management/ Information Technology (IM/IT) Department is looking for a Clinical Informatics Specialist/ System Administrator to operate as part of their Clinical Informatics Division. The candidate will administer and manage Clinical Information Systems assigned to the IM/IT Digital Imaging Branch. The candidate will serve as the...
Christus Health Irving, TX
« back to search results Apply Now Regional Director of Health Informatics -CHRISTUS Health This position provides leadership to the Regional Health Informatics department to drive the region forward operationally, facilitating clinical information technology strategies within CHRISTUS Health. This position also acts as a change agent to promote adoption of new processes, technologies, achievem...
Christus Health Irving, TX
« back to search results Apply Now System Director, Health Informatics -CHRISTUS Health POSITION SUMMARY: The System Director of Health Informatics reports to the Chief Medical Information Officer (CMIO) and is primarily responsible for assisting with the design and execution of the Health Informatics (HI) vision and strategy for CHRISTUS Health. In collaboration with CHRISTUS Health leaders, ...
University of Alabama at Birmingham Birmingham, AL, 35202
Faculty Positions-Open Rank Department of Health Services Administration University of Alabama at Birmingham The University of Alabama at Birmingham's (UAB) School of Health Professions (SHP) has four full-time faculty positions available in the Department of Health Services Administration. These faculty will primarily serve in the Master of Science in Health Administration (MSHA), Master of Sc...
Northrop Grumman Atlanta, GA
Description Northrop Grumman Information Systems Sector is seeking an Informatics Specialist to join our team of qualified, diverse individuals in transforming the future of technology and public health. This position will be located in Atlanta, GA and will become part of Northrop Grumman’s team that supports the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention. The qualified applicant will design and c...
Alegent Creighton Health Louisville, KY
Medical Staff Informatics Specialist, CORP-Clinical Informatics, Full Time, 1st Shift - 1400020757 Description The Medical Staff Informatics Specialist is the liaison between the medical staff community and the information systems. The responsibilities include: First point of contact for IT support, provide one-on-one support services for physicians, assist with the creation and maintenance of P...
Major Responsibilities Perform all aspects of data analysis, to include: o data acquisition and data management, o advanced SAS or SQL programming, o advanced data visualization experience o quantitative and qualitative data analysis, o interpretation and synthesis of outcomes and conclusions, o group expense and utilization trending anticipating and applying appropriate controls for confounding, ...
Wellstar Health System, Inc. Marietta, GA, 30060
To deliver world-class healthcare for a community exceeding 600,000 people, WellStar is more than 11,000 strong to meet the health demands and needs of our communities. With five unique hospitals, over 1,000 beds, and a strong Physicians Group, WellStar has become a shining example of what’s possible when talented, passionate people dedicate themselves to making a difference in the industry and in...
Sanford Health System Bismarck, ND, 58502
Brief summary for Clinical Informatics Specialist-Bismarck IT-Clinical Informatics Performs routine healthcare application support according to specific instructions and established procedures. Investigates and resolves support issues with EPIC and Sanford Health applications. Researches, analyzes and make recommendations for application work flow improvements. Assists and/or leads the creation,...
Description: Innovation. Adaptability. A passion for analytics and problem solving. If those traits brought you here, this opportunity can take you much further. Humedica, now part of Optum, is serving the health care marketplace with the information tools and analytics solutions that will fuel change going forward. We're well past "big data." In fact, we're using "great data" to uncover new solu...
Job Summary and Essential Functions: Known for its scientific and operational excellence, Regeneron is a leading science-based biopharmaceutical company that discovers, invents, develops, manufactures, and commercializes medicines for the treatment of serious medical conditions. Regeneron markets medicines for eye diseases, colorectal cancer, and a rare inflammatory condition and has product cand...
Job Summary and Essential Functions: The Regeneron Genetics Center is a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Company organized to collaborate with health systems and research groups to elucidate, on a large scale, genetic factors that cause or influence a range of human diseases. Building upon Regeneron's strengths in mouse genetics and genetics-driven drug discovery and development, the Center will sp...
Job Summary and Essential Functions: The Regeneron Genetics Center is a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Company organized to collaborate with health systems and research groups to elucidate, on a large scale, genetic factors that cause or influence a range of human diseases. Building upon Regeneron's strengths in mouse genetics and genetics-driven drug discovery and development, the Center will sp...

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