- The field of information science concerned with the analysis and dissemination of data through the application of computers.
Definition from: MeSH via Unified Medical Language System at the National Library of Medicine
- An occupational discipline which unites information science with computer science. It is concerned with the development of techniques for the collection and manipulation of data, and the use of such data.
Definition from: NCI Thesaurus via Unified Medical Language System at the National Library of Medicine
- The study of the application of computer and statistical techniques to the management of information. In genome projects, informatics includes the development of methods to search databases quickly, to analyze DNA sequence information, and to predict protein sequence and structure from DNA sequence data.
Definition from: Office of Rare Diseases
at the National Institutes of Health
See also Understanding Medical Terminology.