Clinical Informatics – Etymological roots…

CLINICAL \ˈKLI-NI-KƏL\ FUNCTION: ADJECTIVE DATE: CIRCA 1728 1 : OF, RELATING TO, OR CONDUCTED IN OR AS IF IN A CLINIC: AS A: INVOLVING DIRECT OBSERVATION OF THE PATIENT B : BASED ON OR CHARACTERIZED BY OBSERVABLE AND DIAGNOSABLE SYMPTOMS 2 : ANALYTICAL OR COOLLY DISPASSIONATE
IN·FOR·MAT·ICS \IN-FER-MAT-IKS\ -NOUN (USED WITH A SING. V.) 1. THE STUDY OF INFORMATION PROCESSING; COMPUTER SCIENCE. ORIGIN: TRANS. OF RUSS INFORMÁTIKA (1966); SEE INFORMATION, -ICS

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