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Primary care informatics is an emerging academic discipline that remains undefined. The unique nature of primary care necessitates the development of its own informatics discipline. A definition of primary care informatics is proposed, which encompasses the distinctive nature of primary care. The core concepts and theory that should underpin it are described. Primary care informatics is defined as a science and as a subset of health informatics. The proposed definition is intended to focus the development of a generalizable core theory for this informatics subspecialty.

Original publication

DOI

10.1197/jamia.M1187

Type

Journal article

Journal

Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association

Publication Date

01/01/2003

Volume

10

Pages

304 - 309