In health care, informatics as the use of data to drive change that leads to improved patient care, improved population health, and lower costs.

Health care informatics if often business-facing, while nursing informatics is focused on patient care. Capella offers numerous informatics programs in nursing and health care. Here’s a quick guide to help you better understand the differences in the fields, as well as potential career paths for each.


Explore Capella’s bachelor’s, master’s, and certificate programs in health information management, health care informatics, and nursing informatics: