This HIBBS presentation is an introduction to the domain of medical informatics. It explains that medical informatics is an applied field of study that is continuously evolving. The presentation takes the audience through the various iterations of what medical informatics means from its inception till today. A definition of medical informatics is given, followed by a description of the sub-fields that form part of this domain. The need and importance of medical informatics are explained and examples of medical informatics applications are given.
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