A current perspective on medical informatics and health sciences librarianship

Gerald J. Perry, Nancy K. Roderer, Soraya Assar

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Boundaries are disappearing between the sources and types of and uses for health information managed by informaticians and librarians. Definitions of the professional domains of each have been impacted by these changes in information. Evolving definitions reflect the increasingly overlapping research agendas of both disciplines. Professionals in these disciplines are increasingly functioning collaboratively as "boundary spanners" incorporating human factors that unite technology with health care delivery.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)199-205
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of the Medical Library Association
Issue number2
StatePublished - Apr 2005

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Health Informatics
  • Library and Information Sciences


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