History of health informatics: a global perspective.

  title={History of health informatics: a global perspective.},
  author={Branko Cesnik and Michael R. Kidd},
  journal={Studies in health technology and informatics},
In considering a 'history' of Health Informatics it is important to be aware that the discipline encompasses a wide array of activities, products, research and theories. Health Informatics is as much a result of evolution as planned philosophy, having its roots in the histories of information technology and medicine. The process of its growth continues so that today's work is tomorrow's history. A 'historical' discussion of the area is its history to date, a report rather than a summation. As… CONTINUE READING