Health Informatics

Combines computer science, information science, and healthcare information with the latest IT systems to optimize the acquisition, storage, retrieval, and use of information in health and biomedicine.

Key Behaviors:

  • Creates and advances databases, algorithms, computational and statistical techniques, and theory to solve formal and practical problems arising from the management and analysis of biological data.
  • Gleans understanding of biological processes through the use of mathematical and computing approaches.
  • Focuses on developing and applying computationally intensive techniques (e.g., pattern recognition, data mining, machine learning algorithms, and visualization) to increase understanding of biological processes.

Developmental opportunities for this competency are available from the NIH Training Center.