Ten essential clinical informatics skills

Enrico Coiera*

*Corresponding author for this work

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Information skills are basic to good medical practice. Every clinician needs to understand the principles of data interpretation, the logical foundations of the diagnostic process, and the management of uncertainty in clinical knowledge. Understanding the implications of using one medium rather than another is central to developing effective communication skills as these communication options become commonplace in the community.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)269-270
Number of pages2
JournalJournal of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Aug 1999
Externally publishedYes


  • Communication
  • Information technology (IT)
  • Medical informatics


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