Primary Care Informatics

The scientific study of data, information and knowledge, and how they can be modelled, processed or harnessed to promote health and develop patient-centred primary medical care.

Its methods reflect the biopsychosocial model of primary healthcare and the longitudinal relationships between patients and professionals.

Its context is one in which patients present with unstructured problems to specially trained primary care professionals who adopt a heuristic approach to decision making within the consultation.Simon de Lusignan, Primary Care Informatics, LONDON SW17 0RE. 8th July 2002

de Lusignan S. What is primary care informatics? J Am Med Inform Assoc. 2003
Jul-Aug;10(4):304-9. Epub 2003 Mar 28.