How informatics can reduce medical errors, streamline medical record retrieval

From medical errors to getting medical records, informatics have the ability to solve some important healthcare issues, according to Lauren Willison, director of admissions at Florida Polytechnic University.

Because of the growth in the use of such information, more students are making health informatics their career path, she writes at Becker's Health IT and CIO Review.

Challenges informatics can address, according to Willison, include reducing the frequency of medical errors by using specific codes, making the process of retrieving medical records smoother and improving quality of care by making it easier to analyzing health records. Article