Empowered Consumers and the Health Care Team: A Dynamic Model of Health Informatics : Advances in Nursing Science

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Empowered Consumers and the Health Care Team

A Dynamic Model of Health Informatics

Mancuso, Peggy J. PhD, RN, CNM; Myneni, Sahiti PhD

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Advances in Nursing Science 39(1):p 26-37, January/March 2016. | DOI: 10.1097/ANS.0000000000000101


This article presents a dynamic new model of health informatics. Within the model, the focus of health informatics changes from the provider to the consumer and incorporates the dynamic relationship of technological change to health care. Bioinformatics is the scientific discipline that is translated into care through the practice of health informatics. The loci of health informatics practices are the consumer (consumer informatics), the patient (clinical informatics), and the community (public health informatics). The continuum from individual to community interacts with and contributes to health care technology, which is represented as a constantly changing progressive wave.

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