HISA: Workforce demands and health informatics professionals

This article first appeared in the August 2012 edition of Pulse+IT Magazine.

Of the 482 unique job titles that HIC2012 delegates listed as their occupation, 19 of them had the term informatics in them. Amongst them were academic titles, clinical roles and some managerial titles. Is this good enough in raising the profile of our profession?

Considering the audience at HIC, out of the 900 or so people who attended, should we expect more than 22 of them to have the term ‘informatics’ in their title? Does it matter? In the final panel session of the conference, we asked panellists about the role of health informatics and its professionals.

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