Healthcare is a large, complicated field facing many issues in America today. The medical profession is becoming ever so complex that it is consistently pushing information technology tools and techniques to newer heights. Knowledge management in healthcare or medical informatics, is one step towards organizing this complex field. Medical Informatics is the sharing and use of information in the delivery of healthcare. It is a growing and exciting field of study with an incredible demand that will continue for many years to come.
Demand is so high, many Universities are now offering specialized degrees in this field because there is and will be a large workforce needed to accommodate the needs of this field. Medical …show more content…
In the new millennium, information technologists have been striving to create better security and faster Internet speeds. Due to Wi-Fi, Microsoft.Net framework and other information technology, the importance of e-health has grown tremendously. “E-health is the cost-effective and secure use of information and communications technologies in support of health and health-related fields, including health-care services, health surveillance, health literature, and health education, knowledge and research” (WHA, 2002, p. 121). The term e-health characterizes not only a technical development but also a way of thinking, commitment for networked, global thinking to improve healthcare locally and worldwide by using information system and communication technology. E-Health websites such as OpenClinical, PharmaKnowledge and EpharmaLearning are constantly thinking of