Why is health informatics important in todays health care and public health environment in the United States? In the world? What type of transition is health care going through in the way it handles and processes information and why is health informatics essential to that transition?200 -275 words, general overview of the question. This is a discussion post.book used in class is- Balgrosky, J. A. (2015). Essentials of Health Infomation Systems and Technology. Burlington : Jones and Bartlett Learning .