New name for Informatics in Primary Care and latest issue published

Posted by Jutta Mackwell on 19 February 2015
by Jutta Mackwell

After 20 years as Informatics in Primary Care, the BCS Health's house journal has been renamed Journal of Innovation in Health Informatics.

Informatics is an innovative science, and informaticians need to innovate across professional and discipline boundaries. The title was carefully selected to reflect that

(1) informatics provides the opportunity to innovate rather than simply automates;

(2) implementing informatics solutions often results in unintended consequences, and many implementations fail and benefits and innovations may go unrecognised;

(3) health informatics is a boundary spanning discipline and is by its very nature likely to give rise to innovation.

Read more about the name change in the latest issue, which also includes two leading articles: 

  • Exploiting the information revolution: call for independent evaluation of the latest English national experiment
  • Minimally disruptive medicine is needed for patients with multimorbidity: time to develop computersied medical records systems to meet this requirements

You can read these articles and others in full, free of charge, at http://hijournal.bcs.org/index.php/jhi/issue/view/14

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