Health informatics is a multidisciplinary specialization dealing with the collection and management of health data and developing applications through computational data analysis to provide better healthcare strategies. The specialization also deals with the study of resources, devices and methods of data collection, storage, retrieval of health information and medicine. It is one of the most rapidly growing branches of information technology & computer science. Employing the principles of information technology and computing technology to the concepts of health and medicine, modern healthcare solutions are developed.
The major courses included in the specialization are Data Science, Predictive Analytics, Advanced Machine Learning, Statistical Machine Learning, Medical Informatics, Healthcare Organization and Administration, Epidemiology, Psychology, Business Management etc. As a part of training, students develop expertise in data collection and its analysis using the state of art technologies like Artificial Intelligence & Data Informatics. Modern healthcare trends and the challenges associated with it also constitute a major part of the industrial exposure provided to students during their course of study.
The specialization bridges engineering and medicine. Coalescing problem-solving and design thinking skills of engineering with medicine, develops the capability of providing futuristic medical innovations for quick and accurate diagnosis. As the health informatics is changing the scenario of healthcare by providing computer technology-based solutions, trained professionals are needed to manage health information. Health informatics experts are in great demand in the healthcare management industry.