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Library Subject Guides

Health Sciences: Health Informatics


Health Informatics: an Overview. Edited by E. Hovenga, M. Kidd, B. Cesnik. Australia: Churchill Living Stone, 1996.

Handbook of Medical Informatics website v.3.3. Editors, J.H. Van Bemmel, M.A. Musen; Managing editor J.C. Helder,.

The Resourceful Patient by Dr. Muir Gray and Harry Rutter eRosetta, Oxford. Last updated 11 November 2003

Print Books

Use the Library's catalogue to check for books the Library has. Select the subject keyword index and type in the following:

medical informatics

medical telematics

medical records

medicine data processing

telecommunication in medicine

information and retrieval systems health

information and retrieval systems hospitals


Library holdings

See medical informatics periodicals. These journals are all available electronically.

Open-access journals

The following is a small selection of useful free-to-access journals:-

Journal of Medical Internet Research
An international scientific peer-reviewed journal on all aspects of research, information and communication in the healthcare field using Internet and Intranet-related technologies.

Health Informatics Europe
The official journal of the European Federation for Medical Informatics. It provides key developments in European health informatics. Available free on the Web.

The Informatics Review
The e-journal of the Association of Medical Directors of Information Systems. Each issue contains an essay on an important topic in clinical informatics and short summaries of the most influential scientific articles on clinical informatics from the leading medical and informatics journals.

Health Care and Informatics Review Online
The official journal of Health Informatics New Zealand

New Zealand Web Sites

Health Informatics New Zealand

Health Care and Informatics Review Online
The official journal of Health Informatics New Zealand

Office of the Privacy Commissioner – Health Information section
Provides a list of links to the full text of documents on the site related to health information.


GHIFT Gateway to Health Informatics for Teaching is an excellent site linking to Health Informatics resources on the web. The menu includes:


Computer-assisted Learning


Internet Resources

Learning Resources



Print resources