Health and biomedical informatics: opportunities and challenges for a twenty-first century profession and its education.

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OBJECTIVES: Characterize the health and biomedical informatics workforce, its professionalization, and its education. METHODS: Literature review and analysis. RESULTS: Although the value of health information technology is increasingly well-documented, there are still barriers to its widespread adoption around the world. One of those barriers is a well-defined and competent workforce for developing, evaluating, and implementing systems. There are plenty of opportunities in health and biomedical informatics, yet there also is still much that we do not know about this workforce and its education. CONCLUSIONS: Continued efforts must be made to characterize and understand the optimal organization and education of this workforce.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)157-164
Number of pages8
JournalYearbook of medical informatics
StatePublished - 2008

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