HEALTH –MIC: WORTH THE EFFORT? - The Argument for an R and D Agenda in Support of Healthcare Management Informatics and Computing

Christopher Bain



In this paper I make the case for a research and development (R and D) agenda in support of the evolving discipline of healthcare management informatics and computing (HMIC, pronounced “Health-mike”). The aim of the discipline is to provide healthcare managers the information technology (IT) tools they need to address the health needs of our communities, with the often inadequate resources they have at their disposal. Given the needs of our communities in relation to healthcare, the establishment of this agenda and subsequent work towards the relevant goals are critical to improving our healthcare systems, particularly in the Western world.


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Bain C. (2009). HEALTH –MIC: WORTH THE EFFORT? - The Argument for an R and D Agenda in Support of Healthcare Management Informatics and Computing . In Proceedings of the International Conference on Health Informatics - Volume 1: HEALTHINF, (BIOSTEC 2009) ISBN 978-989-8111-63-0, pages 351-356. DOI: 10.5220/0001745603510356

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author={Christopher Bain},
title={HEALTH –MIC: WORTH THE EFFORT? - The Argument for an R and D Agenda in Support of Healthcare Management Informatics and Computing },
booktitle={Proceedings of the International Conference on Health Informatics - Volume 1: HEALTHINF, (BIOSTEC 2009)},

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JO - Proceedings of the International Conference on Health Informatics - Volume 1: HEALTHINF, (BIOSTEC 2009)
TI - HEALTH –MIC: WORTH THE EFFORT? - The Argument for an R and D Agenda in Support of Healthcare Management Informatics and Computing
SN - 978-989-8111-63-0
AU - Bain C.
PY - 2009
SP - 351
EP - 356
DO - 10.5220/0001745603510356