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Informatics, Disciplinary Science, and the Foundation of Knowledge

Kathleen Mastrian and Dee McGonigle

OBJECTIVES

1. Define health informatics.

2. Illustrate the relationship between disciplinary science and informatics.

3. Introduce the Foundation of Knowledge model as the organizing conceptual framework for the text.

4. Explain the data, information, knowledge, wisdom (DIKW) paradigm.

5. Establish health care professionals as knowledge workers.

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