Diagram of Health Informatics and Related Fields
Starting at the lower section of the diagram, Management Science, Computer Science, and the Cognitive Sciences are the foundations of the profession.
A little higher in the diagram, health informaticians routinely apply their Information & Communication Technology skills in the human-computer interface; assisting stakeholders with their information needs.
The upper section of the diagram shows health informatics, various related fields, and overlapping areas among them.
The dark gray areas are the disciplines from which students typically enter the profession: Health Information Technology/Management and Medical Librarians; various clinical disciplines; Public Health; and Biomedical Engineering. Students may also enter the profession from the Business discipline, with additional preparation in the health sciences and computer science.
Health informaticians perform their work, make a difference and add value in all of these areas.