Medical informatics education: An alternative pathway for training informationists

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Abstract

Recognition of the growing complexity of health information needs has led to a call for the creation of a new health care professional, the informationist. Controversy exists as to the role of such individuals and what their training should be. A library science degree, augmented with clinical background or experience, is one pathway. Another to consider is training in medical informatics. With the right coursework, individuals trained in medical informatics should be equally well qualified to assume the role of informationists.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)76-79
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of the Medical Library Association
Volume90
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 1 2002

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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Health Informatics
  • Library and Information Sciences

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