Informatics is the scientific study of information. This incredibly broad field is sometimes treated as the parent field for information technology and computer science , two fields which rely on informatics to organize, display, and transmit data in ways which are meaningful to users. There are a number of subfields within the discipline of informatics, such as bioinformatics, which involves the application of informatics to the field of biology, classically in the realm of health care.
Both natural and artificial systems which involve information can be examined within the framework of informations, including the brain, computer systems, and paper filing methods. Informatics is concerned with how data is collected and stored, how it is organized, and how it is retrieved and transmitted. It can also include issues like data security, storage limitations, and so forth.