The article considers medical informatics in relationship with medical cybernetics. The necessity of its development as an independent scientific discipline is emphasized. The input into development of public organizations is evaluated. The practical implementation is demonstrated on the example of the Unified State Information System in health care and telemedicine.
The organization of medical care in the Central hospital of the department of Federal penitentiary service of Russia of the Republic of Sakha (Yakutia) was examined The analysis of morbidity of convicts was carried out. The activities concerning enhancement of quality of organization of medical care considering tendencies in health care are proposed.