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    • Consumer health informatics

    • Consumer health informatics (CHI) is a sub-branch of health informatics that helps bridge the gap between patients and health resources. It is defined by the American Medical Informatics Association as "the field devoted to informatics from multiple consumer or patient views". The Consumer Health Informatics Working Gr ... Read »


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    • Health Administration Informatics

    • The emerging field of Health administration informatics is concerned with the evaluation, acquisition, implementation and day-to-day operation of information technology systems in support of all administration and clinical functions within the health care industry. The closely related field of biomedical informatics is ... Read »


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    • Health informatics

    • Health informatics (also called health care informatics, healthcare informatics, medical informatics, nursing informatics, clinical informatics, or biomedical informatics) is informatics in health care. It is a multidisciplinary field that uses health information technology (HIT) to improve health care via any combinat ... Read »


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    • Home health care software

    • Home health care software sometimes referred to as home care software or home health software falls under the broad category of health care information technology (HIT). HIT is “the application of information processing involving both computer hardware and software that deals with the storage, retrieval, sharing, ... Read »


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    • Hospital information system

    • A hospital information system (HIS) is an element of health informatics that focuses mainly on the administrational needs of hospitals. In many implementations, a HIS is a comprehensive, integrated information system designed to manage all the aspects of a hospital's operation, such as medical, administrative, financia ... Read »


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    • Imaging informatics

    • Imaging informatics, also known as radiology informatics or medical imaging informatics, is a subspecialty of biomedical informatics that aims to improve the efficiency, accuracy, usability and reliability of medical imaging services within the healthcare enterprise. It is devoted to the study of how information about ... Read »


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    • Population informatics

    • The field of population informatics is the systematic study of populations via secondary analysis of massive data collections (termed "big data") about people. Scientists in the field refer to this massive data collection as the social genome, denoting the collective digital footprint of our society. Population informa ... Read »


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    • Public health informatics

    • Public health informatics has been defined as the systematic application of information and computer science and technology to public health practice, research, and learning. It is one of the subdomains of health informatics. Public health informatics is defined as the use of computers, clinical guidelines, commun ... Read »


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    • Translational research informatics

    • Translational research informatics (TRI) is a sister domain to or a sub-domain of biomedical informatics or medical informatics concerned with the application of informatics theory and methods to translational research. There is some overlap with the related domain of clinical research informatics, but TRI is more conc ... Read »


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    • List of abbreviations used in health informatics

    • This is a list of abbreviations used in health informatics. ... Read »


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    • Adherence management coaching

    • Adherence management coaching (AdM coaching) is an evidence-based applied behavioral approach for significantly improving patient adherence and reducing unplanned hospital readmissions. It is based on the research and work of Bob Wright, Aubrey Daniels and BF Skinner. AdM coaches identify patients at high risk for read ... Read »


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    • Admission, discharge, and transfer system

    • An admission, discharge, and transfer (ADT) system is a backbone system for the structure of other types of business systems. An ADT system is one of four types of core business systems: ADT, financial, scheduling, and acuity (McGonigle, D., & Mastrain, K., 2012). Core business systems are systems used in a health care ... Read »


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    • Adoption of Electronic Medical Records in U.S. Hospitals

    • The move to electronic medical records (EMRs) is becoming increasingly prevalent in health care delivery systems in the United States. Due to the enactment of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, there has been a rise in the number of federal investments in programs that increase EMR adoption. The H ... Read »


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    • Advance healthcare directive

    • An advance healthcare directive, also known as living will, personal directive, advance directive, medical directive or advance decision, is a legal document in which a person specifies what actions should be taken for their health if they are no longer able to make decisions for themselves because of illness or incapa ... Read »


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    • American Medical Informatics Association

    • The American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA), is an American non-profit organization dedicated to the development and application of biomedical and health informatics in the support of patient care, teaching, research, and health care administration. AMIA is the official United States representative to the ... Read »


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    • Australian Health Informatics Education Council

    • The Australian Health Informatics Education Council is the peak forum for the coordination of Health Informatics education in Australia. The Council includes the major stakeholders in health informatics education in Australia, including the senior e-health organisations, universities, etc. AHIEC is auspiced by the maj ... Read »


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    • Automated ECG interpretation

    • Automated ECG interpretation is the use of artificial intelligence and pattern recognition software and knowledge bases to carry out automatically the interpretation, test reporting, and computer-aided diagnosis of electrocardiogram tracings obtained usually from a patient. The first automated ECG programs were de ... Read »


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    • Barcode technology in healthcare

    • Barcode technology in healthcare is the use of optical machine-readable representation of data in a hospital or healthcare setting. Dating back to the 1970s, there has been a continual effort among healthcare settings to adopt barcode technology. In the early 2000s, published reports began to illustrate high rates of ... Read »


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    • BeHealth

    • BeHealth is a Belgian eHealth digital platform which provides digital access to all health information and applications through one portal site, on behalf of both healthcare providers and patients. BeHealth has been created on 23 December 2004. It first aim is to interconnect multiple applications from a number of soci ... Read »


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    • Belgian Health Telematics Commission

    • The Belgian Health Telematics Commission (BHTC) is a Belgian government committee working on standards for exchanging and sharing of health information, between health care participants. The committee provides advice on eHealth to the Belgian government. Professor Georges De Moor is head of the committee. The BHTC con ... Read »


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    • Biblioteca Virtual en Salud

    • The Virtual Health Library (VHL) (Biblioteca Virtual en Salud, BVS) is an institution that employs the World Wide Web to "improve access to reliable, locally relevant information [on health and health sciences] for health-professionals, researchers, academics, educators, decision makers, and the general public". BVSes ... Read »


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    • Blue Button

    • The Blue Button is a symbol for patients to view online and download their own personal health records. Several Federal agencies, including the Departments of Defense, Health and Human Services, and Veterans Affairs, implemented this capability for their beneficiaries. In addition, Blue Button has pledges of support fr ... Read »


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    • Bone segment navigation

    • Bone segment navigation is a surgical method used to find the anatomical position of displaced bone fragments in fractures, or to position surgically created fragments in craniofacial surgery. Such fragments are later fixed in position by osteosynthesis. It has been developed for use in craniofacial and oral and maxill ... Read »


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    • C-DAC Thiruvananthapuram

    • The Centre for Development of Advanced Computing (C-DAC(T)), formerly (ER & DCI), Thiruvananthapuram, is a Scientific Society of the Department of Information Technology, Ministry of Communications & Information Technology, Government of India. It is a National Centre of Excellence, pioneering application oriented rese ... Read »


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    • Cancer registry

    • A cancer registry is a systematic collection of data about cancer and tumor diseases. The data are collected by Cancer Registrars. Cancer Registrars capture a complete summary of patient history, diagnosis, treatment, and status for every cancer patient in the United States, and other countries. The Surveillance, Epid ... Read »


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    • CAVEman

    • A caveman is a based upon widespread but anachronistic and conflated concepts of the way in which Neanderthals, early modern humans, or archaic humans may have looked and behaved. The term originates out of assumptions about the association between early humans and caves, most clearly demonstrated in cave painting. Th ... Read »


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    • Cell Computing

    • Cell Computing is a now-defunct distributed computing project that was operated by NTT Data to perform biomedical research. It used the Berkeley Open Infrastructure for Network Computing (BOINC) platform; however, it was initially launched using the United Devices Grid MP platform in 2002. The project ended in 2008 d ... Read »


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    • Center for Telehealth and E-Health Law

    • The Center for Telehealth & E-Health Law (CTeL), established in 1995 by a consortium including the Mayo Foundation, Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Texas Children's Hospital, and the Mid-West Rural Telemedicine Consortium, is a non-profit organization committed to overcoming legal and regulatory barriers to the utilizatio ... Read »


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    • Certified Health Informatics Systems Professional

    • The Certified Health Informatics Systems Professional (CHISP) is a professional certification accrediting individuals in the health information technology (HIT) profession. The CHISP certification is offered by the American Society of Health Informatics Managers (ASHIM) for candidates who demonstrate skills in the foll ... Read »


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    • Chief medical informatics officer

    • A chief medical informatics officer (CMIO, also sometimes referred to as a chief medical information officer, or Chief Clinical Information Officer - CCIO in the United Kingdom) is a healthcare executive generally responsible for the health informatics platform required to work with clinical IT staff to support the ef ... Read »


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    • Health informatics in China

    • Health informatics in China (Chinese: 医学信息学) is about the Health informatics or Medical informatics or Healthcare information system/technology in China. The main review and assessment of health informatics in China for the WHO-Health Metrics Network was conducted in 2006 which details Provinc ... Read »


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    • Clinic management system

    • Clinic Management Systems are computer software products that coordinate and integrate all the inherent activities involved in the management and running of a healthcare facility. They must meet specified security, technology and functionality standards for managing electronic medical records and practice management in ... Read »


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    • Clinical coder

    • A clinical coder – also known as clinical coding officer, diagnostic coder, medical coder or medical records technician – is a health care professional whose main duties are to analyse clinical statements and assign standard codes using a classification system. The data produced are an integral part of health ... Read »


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    • Clinical data repository

    • A Clinical Data Repository (CDR) or Clinical Data Warehouse (CDW) is a real time database that consolidates data from a variety of clinical sources to present a unified view of a single patient. It is optimized to allow clinicians to retrieve data for a single patient rather than to identify a population of patients wi ... Read »


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    • Clinical decision support system

    • A clinical decision support system (CDSS) is a health information technology system that is designed to provide physicians and other health professionals with clinical decision support (CDS), that is, assistance with clinical decision-making tasks. A working definition has been proposed by Robert Hayward of the Centre ... Read »


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    • Clinical Information Access Portal

    • The Clinical Information Access Portal, commonly referred to as CIAP, is a project of the New South Wales Department of Health that provides online clinical resources for health professionals working within the New South Wales public health system (NSW Health). Major resources available through CIAP include: ... Read »


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    • Clinical prediction rule

    • A clinical prediction rule is a type of medical research study in which researchers try to identify the best combination of medical sign, symptoms, and other findings in predicting the probability of a specific disease or outcome. Physicians have difficulty in estimated risks of diseases; frequently erring towards ove ... Read »


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    • Clinical terminology server

    • A clinical terminology server is a terminology server, which contains and provides access to clinical terminology. The first generic description of general terminology servers per se was produced by the European GALEN Project. Rector et al. outline the functional attributes of the GALEN terminology server. A clinical ... Read »


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    • ClinLife

    • ClinLife is an international patient portal for clinical trials. It is the largest European portal of its kind and currently serves both Europe and North America. ClinLife’s website states that its mission is to assist clinical research centers in their patient recruitment efforts and to provide the public with e ... Read »


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    • Cochrane Library

    • Cochrane Library

      The Cochrane Library (named after Archie Cochrane) is a collection of databases in medicine and other healthcare specialties provided by Cochrane and other organizations. At its core is the collection of Cochrane Reviews, a database of systematic reviews and meta-analyses which summarize and interpret the results of me ... Read »


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    • Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education

    • The Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM) is the accrediting organization for degree-granting programs in health informatics and health information management. Its Board of Commissions is made up of 12 volunteers, 8 of which are elected by the general membershi ... Read »


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    • MTBC

    • MTBC

      MTBC, Medical Transcription Billing, Corp., is a publicly traded healthcare IT company that provides electronic health record software and technology-based medical billing, transcription and practice management services to healthcare providers in the United States. MTBC is headquartered in Somerset, NJ, USA and runs an ... Read »


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    • Comprehensive Health Assessment Program

    • The Comprehensive Health Assessment Program is a clinically successful system for providing comprehensive medical histories for patients with disabilities. The information is stored in one central location, completed by the patient with their carers and practitioners. The CHAP is currently being used by the Queensland ... Read »


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    • Computerized physician order entry

    • Computerized Physician Order Entry (CPOE), sometimes referred to as Computerized Provider Order Entry or Computerized Provider Order Management (CPOM), is a process of electronic entry of medical practitioner instructions for the treatment of patients (particularly hospitalized patients) under his or her care. The ent ... Read »


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    • Computer-aided diagnosis

    • In radiology, computer-aided detection (CADe), also called computer-aided diagnosis (CADx), are systems that assist doctors in the interpretation of medical images. Imaging techniques in X-ray, MRI, and ultrasound diagnostics yield a great deal of information that the radiologist or other professional has to analyze an ... Read »


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    • Computer-aided simple triage

    • Computer-aided simple triage (CAST) are computerized methods or systems that assist physicians in initial interpretation and classification of medical images. CAST is a sub-class of computer-aided diagnosis (CAD). CAST software systems perform a fully automatic initial triage (classification) of diagnostic medical imag ... Read »


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    • Computer-assisted interventions

    • Computer-assisted interventions (CAI) is a field of research and practice, where medical interventions are supported by computer-based tools and methodologies. Examples include: The basic paradigm of patient-specific interventional medicine is a closed loop process, consisting of The experience gathered over many pat ... Read »


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    • Computer-assisted surgery

    • Computer-assisted surgery (CAS) represents a surgical concept and set of methods, that use computer technology for surgical planning, and for guiding or performing surgical interventions. CAS is also known as computer-aided surgery, computer-assisted intervention, image-guided surgery and surgical navigation, but these ... Read »


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    • Computerized neuropsychological assessment

    • Computerized neuropsychological assessment helps neuropsychologists and psychologists to assess functions relative to possible brain damage using a software. For more information about the tests, see Neuropsychological tests. Currently there are some commercial packages available for buying. Once bought, they can ... Read »


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    • Concept Processing

    • Concept Processing is a technology that uses an artificial intelligence engine to provide flexible user interfaces. This technology is used in some Electronic Medical Record (EMR) software applications, as an alternative to the more rigid template-based technology. The most widespread methods of data entry into an ... Read »


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    • Connected health

    • Connected health is a socio-technical model for healthcare management and delivery by using technology to provide healthcare services remotely. Connected health aims to maximize healthcare resources and provide increased, flexible opportunities for consumers to engage with clinicians and better self-manage their care. ... Read »


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    • Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems

    • Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (CAHPS) is a series of patient surveys rating health care experiences in the United States. The surveys, conducted annually since 1995, are available in the public domain and focus on healthcare quality aspects that patients find important and are well equipped to ... Read »


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    • Continua Health Alliance

    • Continua Health Alliance

      Continua Health Alliance is an international non-profit, open industry group of nearly 240 healthcare providers, communications, medical, and fitness device companies. Continua Health Alliance members aim to develop a system to deliver personal and individual healthcare. Continua was a founding member of Personal Conne ... Read »


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    • Cost-effectiveness analysis

    • Cost-effectiveness analysis (CEA) is a form of economic analysis that compares the relative costs and outcomes (effects) of different courses of action. Cost-effectiveness analysis is distinct from cost–benefit analysis, which assigns a monetary value to the measure of effect. Cost-effectiveness analysis is often ... Read »


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    • Cost–utility analysis


    • Chesapeake Regional Information System for our Patients

    • The Chesapeake Regional Information System for our Patients (CRISP) is a nonprofit organization created to function as Maryland’s state-designated health information exchange (HIE), by the Maryland Health Care Commission. CRISP currently serves as the HIE for Maryland and the District of Columbia. CRISP is advised ... Read »


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    • Demographic and Health Surveys

    • The Demographic and Health Surveys (DHS) Program is responsible for collecting and disseminating accurate, nationally representative data on health and population in developing countries. The project is implemented by ICF International and is funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) with ... Read »


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    • Diabetes Hands Foundation

    • Diabetes Hands Foundation

      Diabetes Hands Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization based in Berkeley, California that has been connecting, empowering, and mobilizing the diabetes community since 2008. Diabetes Hands Foundation is funded through sponsorship income, donations, grants, and earned income. TuDiabetes (in English) and Es ... Read »


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    • DICOMweb

    • DICOMweb is a term applied to the family of RESTful DICOM services defined for sending, retrieving and querying for medical images and related information. The intent is to provide a light-weight mobile device and web browser friendly mechanism for accessing images, which can be implemented by developers who have mini ... Read »


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    • Digital health

    • Digital health is the convergence of digital and genomic technologies with health, healthcare, living, and society to enhance the efficiency of healthcare delivery and make medicines more personalized and precise. The discipline involves the use of information and communication technologies to help address the health p ... Read »


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    • Digital healthcare

    • Digital health is the convergence of digital and genomic technologies with health, healthcare, living, and society to enhance the efficiency of healthcare delivery and make medicines more personalized and precise. The discipline involves the use of information and communication technologies to help address the health p ... Read »


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    • Digital therapeutics

    • Digital therapeutics, a subset of digital health, is a health discipline and treatment option that utilizes a digital and often online health technologies to treat a medical or psychological condition. The treatment relies on behavioral and lifestyle changes usually spurred by a collection of digital impetuses. Because ... Read »


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    • Disease informatics

    • Disease Informatics is the application of Information science in defining the diseases with least error, identifying most of the targets to combat a cluster of diseases (Disease Causal Chain), and designing a holistic solution (Health strategy) to the problem. ... Read »


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    • Disease management (health)

    • Disease management is defined as "a system of coordinated healthcare interventions and communications for populations with conditions in which patient self-care efforts are significant." For people who can access health care practitioners or peer support it is the process whereby persons with long-term conditions (and ... Read »


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    • Disease registry

    • Disease or patient registries are collections of secondary data related to patients with a specific diagnosis, condition, or procedure, and they play an important role in post marketing surveillance of pharmaceuticals. Registries are different from indexes in that they contain more extensive data. In its simplest form ... Read »


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    • Distance Learning and Telemedicine Grant and Loan Program

    • The Distance Learning and Telemedicine Grant and Loan Program (DLT) is a program authorized by the 1990 farm bill (P.L. 101-624) to provide grants to rural schools and health care providers to help them invest in telecommunications facilities and equipment to bring educational and medical resources to rural areas where ... Read »


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    • E-patient

    • An e-patient is a health consumer who participates fully in his/her medical care. E-patients see themselves as equal partners with their doctors in the healthcare process. E-patients gather information about medical conditions that impact them and their families, using the Internet and other digital tools. The term enc ... Read »


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    • Education in personalized medicine

    • Personalized medicine involves medical treatments based on the characteristics of individual patients, including their medical history, family history, and genetics. Although personal genetic information is becoming increasingly important in healthcare, there is a lack of sufficient education in medical genetics among ... Read »


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    • EHCF School of Medical Informatics

    • eHCF School of Medical Informatics is promoted by eHealth-Care Foundation, and provides distance learning program for a "Certificate in Medical Informatics". ... Read »


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    • EHealth

    • eHealth (also written e-health) is a relatively recent term for healthcare practice supported by electronic processes and communication, dating back to at least 1999. Usage of the term varies. A study in 2005 found 51 unique definitions. Some argue that it is interchangeable with health informatics with a broad definit ... Read »


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    • EHealth Exchange

    • The eHealth Exchange, formerly known as the Nationwide Health Information Network often abbreviated as the NHIN or NwHIN, is an initiative for the exchange of healthcare information. It was developed under the auspices of the U.S. Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC), and now manag ... Read »


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    • EHealth Ontario

    • eHealth Ontario is the agency tasked with facilitating the development of Ontario's proposed public Electronic Health Record system. Health Informatics in Canada is run provincially, with different provinces creating different systems, albeit sometimes under voluntary Pan-Canadian guidelines published by the federal bo ... Read »


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    • Electronic common technical document

    • The electronic common technical document (eCTD) is an interface and international specification for the pharmaceutical industry to agency transfer of regulatory information. The specification is based on the Common Technical Document (CTD) format and was developed by the International Conference on Harmonisation (ICH) ... Read »


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    • Electronic prescribing

    • Electronic prescribing or e-prescribing (e-Rx) is the computer-based electronic generation, transmission and filling of a medical prescription, taking the place of paper and faxed prescriptions. E-prescribing allows a physician, pharmacist, nurse practitioner, or physician assistant to electronically transmit a new pre ... Read »


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    • Electronic referrals

    • E-referrals or electronic referrals or electronic consultation is an electronic platform that enables the seamless transfer of patient information from a primary to a secondary treating practitioner's client management system. E-referrals have fast become the best replacement of paper-based referrals, and hold great po ... Read »


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    • EMIAS

    • United Medical Information and Analytical System of Moscow ("EMIAS") is a complex information system that automatises the booking of hospital visits and work of medical professionals in Moscow city. The system includes online appointment services, Electronic Health Record management, and Electronic prescribing based on ... Read »


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    • Enterprise master patient index

    • An enterprise master patient index or enterprise-wide master patient index is a database that is used across a healthcare organization to maintain consistent, accurate and current demographic and essential medical data on the patients seen and managed within its various departments. The patient is assigned a unique ide ... Read »


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    • Disease burden

    • Disease burden is the impact of a health problem as measured by financial cost, mortality, morbidity, or other indicators. It is often quantified in terms of quality-adjusted life years (QALYs) or disability-adjusted life years (DALYs), both of which quantify the number of years lost due to disease (YLDs). One DALY can ... Read »


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    • EuResist

    • EuResist is an international project designed to improve the treatment of HIV patients by developing a computerized system that can recommend optimal treatment based on the patient’s clinical and genomic data. The project is part of the Virtual Physiological Human framework, funded by the European Commission. It ... Read »


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    • European Health Telematics Observatory

    • The European Health Telematics Observatory (EHTO) is a non-profit organization which collects, analyses and makes available in a user-friendly form information on developments in the field of health telematics. The organization contributes to the deployment of health telematics applications and standards in Europe. EHT ... Read »


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    • European Sleep Apnea Database

    • European Sleep Apnea Database

      The European Sleep Apnea Database (ESADA) (also referred to with spelling European Sleep Apnoea Database and European Sleep Apnoea Cohort) is a collaboration between European sleep centres as part of the European Cooperation in Science and Technology (COST) Action B 26. The main contractor of the project is the Sahlgre ... Read »


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    • Evidence-based design

    • Evidence-based design, or EBD, is a field of study emphasizing credible evidence to influence design. This approach has become popular in healthcare to improve patient and staff well-being, patient healing, stress reduction and safety. Evidence-based design is a relatively new field, borrowing terminology and ideas fro ... Read »


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    • Evidence-based medicine

    • Evidence-based medicine (EBM) is an approach to medical practice intended to optimize decision-making by emphasizing the use of evidence from well-designed and -conducted research. Although all medicine based on science has some degree of empirical support, EBM goes further, classifying evidence by its epistemologic st ... Read »


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    • FLOW (Belgium)

    • FLOW is a Belgian national health care network, meant for health care providers and patients. It is an acronym which stands for Facilities (services and related infrastructure), Legal implementation (the telex files), Organisations (locoregional teams) and Wisdom (coordination and supervision center). The system is bui ... Read »


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    • General Maxwell R. Thurman Award

    • The General Maxwell R. Thurman Award is awarded on behalf of the commanding general of the United States Army Medical Research and Materiel Command at the American Telemedicine Association (ATA) annual conference in recognition of someone who exhibits and demonstrates the following qualities and attributes: a natural b ... Read »


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    • GIS and public health

    • Geographic information systems (GISs) and geographic information science (GIScience) combine computer-mapping capabilities with additional database management and data analysis tools. Commercial GIS systems are very powerful and have touched many applications and industries, including environmental science, urban plann ... Read »


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    • Global Health Observatory

    • The Global Health Observatory (GHO) is an initiative of the World Health Organization to share data (through their website) on global health, including statistics by country and information about specific diseases and health measures. In December 2012, the World Health Organization announced that it was making imp ... Read »


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    • Global Infectious Disease Epidemiology Network

    • Global Infectious Diseases and Epidemiology Online Network (GIDEON) is a web-based program for decision support and informatics in the fields of Infectious Diseases and Geographic Medicine. As of 2005, more than 300 generic infectious diseases occur haphazardly in time and space and are challenged by over 250 drugs and ... Read »


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    • GoPubMed

    • GoPubMed is a knowledge-based search engine for biomedical texts. The Gene Ontology (GO) and Medical Subject Headings (MeSH) serve as "Table of contents" in order to structure the millions of articles of the MEDLINE database. MeshPubMed was at one point a separate project, but now the two have been merged. The technol ... Read »


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    • Guideline execution engine

    • A Guideline Execution Engine is a computer program which can interpret a clinical guideline represented in a computerized format and perform actions towards the user of an electronic medical record. A Guideline Execution Engine needs to communicate with a host Clinical information system. vMR is one possible interface ... Read »


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    • Health 2.0

    • "Health 2.0" is a term introduced in the mid-2000s, as the subset of health care technologies mirroring the wider Web 2.0 movement. It has been defined variously as including social media, user-generated content, and cloud-based and mobile technologies. Some Health 2.0 proponents see these technologies as empowering pa ... Read »


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    • Health 3.0

    • Health 3.0 is a health-related extension of the concept of Web 3.0 whereby the users' interface with the data and information available on the web is personalized to optimize their experience. This is based on the concept of the Semantic Web, wherein websites' data is accessible for sorting in order to tailor the prese ... Read »


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    • Health Equity Impact Analysis

    • A Health Equity Impact Analysis is a decision support tool which walks users through the steps of identifying how a program, policy or similar initiative will impact population groups in different ways. HEIAs are meant to show, inter alia, unintended potential impacts. The goal is to maximize positive impacts and reduc ... Read »


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    • Health informatics tools

    • To provide the safe and effective delivery of medical care, virtually all clinical staff use a number of front-line Health Informatics Tools in their day-to-day operations. The need for standardization and refined development of these tools is underscored by the HITECH Act and other efforts to develop electronic medica ... Read »


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    • Health information exchange

    • Health information exchange (HIE) is the mobilization of health care information electronically across organizations within a region, community or hospital system. In practice the term HIE may also refer to the organization that facilitates the exchange. HIE provides the capability to electronically move clinical info ... Read »


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    • Health information management

    • Health information management (HIM) is information management applied to health and health care. It is the practice of acquiring, analyzing and protecting digital and traditional medical information vital to providing quality patient care. With the widespread computerization of health records, traditional (paper-based) ... Read »


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    • Health Insurance Institute of Slovenia

    • The Health Insurance Institute of Slovenia was founded on March 1, 1992, according to the Law on healthcare and health insurance, after declaring independence from Yugoslavia. The Institute is called: Institute for Medical Insurance (Zavod za zdravsteno zavarovanje). It conducts its business as a public institute, boun ... Read »


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    • Health Level Seven International

    • Health Level Seven International (HL7), is a non-profit organization involved in the development of international healthcare informatics interoperability standards known as Health Level 7 (HL7). HL7 is an international community of healthcare subject matter experts and information scientists collaborating to create a ... Read »


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    • Health network surveillance

    • Health network surveillance is a practice of health information management involving a combination of security, privacy and regulatory compliance with patient health information (PHI). Health network surveillance addresses the rapidly increasing trend of electronic health records (EHR) and its incompatibility with info ... Read »


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    • Health On the Net Foundation

    • Health On the Net Foundation

      Health On the Net Foundation (HON) is a not-for-profit organization founded in 1995 under the auspices of the Geneva Department of Employment, Social Affairs and Health and based in Geneva, Switzerland. This came about following the gathering of 60 of the world's foremost experts on telemedicine to discuss the growing ... Read »


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    • Health Score

    • Health Score is a scoring system used by several mobile health companies in various ways to track an individuals health via Quantified Self and the help of mobile applications, social networking and elements of gamification. According to them when tracked over time, it offers a good directional indicator of how the use ... Read »


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    • HealthBridge

    • HealthBridge is a service line of The Health Collaborative, a not-for-profit corporation located in Cincinnati, Ohio. HealthBridge supports health information technology (HIT) adoption, health information exchange (HIE), and innovative use of information for improved health care outcomes. HealthBridge is recognized as ... Read »


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    • Healthcare CRM

    • Healthcare CRM, also known as Healthcare Relationship Management , is a broadly used term for a Customer relationship management system, or CRM, used in healthcare. There are two basic types of healthcare CRMs, one is for a healthcare organization to stay in contact with their patients, the other is for a healthcare or ... Read »


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    • Healthcare Effectiveness Data and Information Set

    • The Healthcare Effectiveness Data and Information Set (HEDIS) is a widely used set of performance measures in the managed care industry, developed and maintained by the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA). HEDIS was designed to allow consumers to compare health plan performance to other plans and to nation ... Read »


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    • HRHIS

    • A “Human Resource for Health Information System” (“HRHIS”) — also known within the health care sector as “human resource information system” (“HRIS”) — is a system for collecting, processing, managing and disseminating data and information on human resource for health ( ... Read »


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    • Identification of medicinal products

    • Identification of Medicinal Products (IDMP) is a set of five ISO norms which has been developed in response to a world-wide demand for internationally harmonized specifications for medicinal products. IDMP provides the basis for the unique identification of medicinal products, it facilitates the activities of medicines ... Read »


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    • Informatics for Consumer Health

    • Informatics for Consumer Health (ICH) is a government initiative coordinated by the National Cancer Institute (NCI) within the National Institutes of Health (NIH). ICH focuses on a coordination of health information, technology, and health care delivery that empowers providers to manage care and increases the ability o ... Read »


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    • NHS Digital

    • NHS Digital

      NHS Digital, formerly the Health and Social Care Information Centre is an executive non-departmental public body of the Department of Health. The organisation was re-branded as NHS Digital on 1 August 2016. It is the national provider of information, data and IT systems for commissioners, analysts and clinicians in hea ... Read »


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    • Information continuity

    • In the healthcare industry, information continuity is the process by which information relevant to a patient's care is made available to both the patient and the provider at the right place and the right time, to facilitate ongoing health care management and continuity of care. This is an extension of the concept of " ... Read »


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    • Integrating the Healthcare Enterprise

    • Integrating the Healthcare Enterprise

      Integrating the Healthcare Enterprise (IHE) is a non-profit organization based in the US state of Illinois. It sponsors an initiative by the healthcare industry to improve the way computer systems share information. IHE was established in 1998 by a consortium of radiologists and information technology (IT) experts. ... Read »


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    • Intelligent medical search engine

    • An intelligent medical search engine is a vertical search engine that uses expert system technology to provide personalized medical information. Searching for medical information on the Web is a challenging task for ordinary Internet users. Often, users are uncertain about their exact medical situations, are unfam ... Read »


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    • International HL7 Implementations


    • Invoke Image Display

    • Invoke Image Display (IID) is an IHE Integration Profile that simplifies the task of integrating non-image-aware systems like EHRs, EMRs, PHRs, RIS and other information systems with image-aware systems like PACS, VNA and Image Sharing solutions, by providing a standard mechanism to request that imaging studies be disp ... Read »


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    • ISOFT

    • iSOFT is an international supplier of software applications for the healthcare sector. Its products are used by an estimated 13,000 organisations in 40 countries for managing patient information and healthcare services. Its headquarters was in Sydney, Australia prior to its acquisition by CSC in 2011. iSOFT was founde ... Read »


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    • Kenya Health Work Force Project

    • The Kenya Health Work Force Project is a project to move health informatics in Kenya from a paper system to a computer-based database. They are being assisted by the Georgia Tech Research Institute and the Lillian Carter Center for International Nursing. It is being led by Martha Rogers. ... Read »


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    • Laboratory informatics

    • Laboratory informatics is the specialized application of information technology aimed at optimizing and extending laboratory operations. It encompasses data acquisition, instrument interfacing, laboratory networking, data processing, specialized data management systems (such as a chromatography data system), a laborato ... Read »


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    • Laboratory information management system

    • A laboratory information management system (LIMS), sometimes referred to as a laboratory information system (LIS) or laboratory management system (LMS), is a software-based laboratory and information management system with features that support a modern laboratory's operations. Key features include — but are not l ... Read »


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    • Mandated choice

    • Mandated choice or mandatory choice is an approach to public policy questions in which people are required by law to state in advance whether or not they are willing to engage in a particular action. The approach contrasts with "opt-in" and "opt-out" ("presumed consent") models of policy formation. The approach has mos ... Read »


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    • Medical algorithm

    • A medical algorithm is any computation, formula, statistical survey, nomogram, or look-up table, useful in healthcare. Medical algorithms include decision tree approaches to healthcare treatment (e.g., if symptoms A, B, and C are evident, then use treatment X) and also less clear-cut tools aimed at reducing or defining ... Read »


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    • Medical animation

    • A medical animation is a short educational film, usually based around a physiological or surgical topic, that is rendered using 3D computer graphics. While it may be intended for an array of audiences, the medical animation is most commonly utilized as an instructional tool for medical professionals or their patients. ... Read »


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    • Medical device connectivity

    • Medical device connectivity is the establishment and maintenance of a connection through which data is transferred between a medical device, such as a patient monitor, and an information system. The term is used interchangeably with biomedical device connectivity or biomedical device integration. By eliminating the nee ... Read »


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    • Medical guideline

    • A medical guidelines (also called a clinical guideline, clinical protocol or clinical practice guideline) is a document with the aim of guiding decisions and criteria regarding diagnosis, management, and treatment in specific areas of healthcare. Such documents have been in use for thousands of years during the entire ... Read »


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    • Medical identification tag

    • A medical identification tag is a small emblem or tag worn on a bracelet, neck chain, or on the clothing bearing a message that the wearer has an important medical condition that might require immediate attention. The tag is often made out of stainless steel or sterling silver. The intention is to alert a paramedic, ph ... Read »


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    • Medical image computing

    • Medical image computing (MIC) is an interdisciplinary field at the intersection of computer science, data science, electrical engineering, physics, mathematics and medicine. This field develops computational and mathematical methods for solving problems pertaining to medical images and their use for biomedical research ... Read »


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    • Medical image sharing

    • Medical Image Sharing is a term for the electronic exchange of medical images between hospitals, physicians and patients. Rather than using traditional media, such as a CD or DVD, and either shipping it out or having patients carry it with them, technology now allows for the sharing of these images using the cloud. The ... Read »


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    • Medical integration environment

    • Medical integration environment (MIE) are specialised tools designed to simplify the sharing of medical and related data between medical equipment and electronic health records. Technically, they are similar to an Enterprise Service Bus but with several extra features allowing for legacy systems that do not use web ser ... Read »


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    • Medical literature retrieval

    • Medical literature retrieval or medical document retrieval is an activity that uses professional methods for medical research papers retrieval, report and other data to improve medicine research and practice. ... Read »


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    • Medical logic module

    • A medical logic module (MLM) is an independent unit in a healthcare knowledge base that represents the knowledge published on a requirement for treating a patient according to a single medical decision. Possible usage is with an event monitor program in an intensive care ward or with hospital information system on occ ... Read »


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    • Medical practice management software

    • Medical practice management software (PMS) is a category of healthcare software that deals with the day-to-day operations of a medical practice. Such software frequently allows users to capture patient demographics, schedule appointments, maintain lists of insurance payors, perform billing tasks, and generate reports. ... Read »


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    • Medical record

    • The terms medical record, health record, and medical chart are used somewhat interchangeably to describe the systematic documentation of a single patient's medical history and care across time within one particular health care provider's jurisdiction. The medical record includes a variety of types of "notes" entered ov ... Read »


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    • Medical transcription

    • Medical transcription, also known as MT, is an allied health profession, which deals in the process of transcription, or converting voice-recorded reports as dictated by physicians or other healthcare professionals, into text format. Medical records have been kept since humans began writing, as attested by ancient ... Read »


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    • MedInfo

    • MedInfo is the name of the international medical informatics conference organized every 3 years by the International Medical Informatics Association. It is the most important international conference in the field with 3000+ health and medical informatics professions attending from all over the world. MedInfo also serve ... Read »


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    • MHealth

    • mHealth (also written as m-health) is an abbreviation for mobile health, a term used for the practice of medicine and public health supported by mobile devices. The term is most commonly used in reference to using mobile communication devices, such as mobile phones, tablet computers and PDAs, for health services and in ... Read »


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    • Minimum Data Set

    • The Minimum Data Set (MDS) is part of the U.S. federally mandated process for clinical assessment of all residents in Medicare or Medicaid certified nursing homes. This process provides a comprehensive assessment of each resident's functional capabilities and helps nursing home staff identify health problems. Resource ... Read »


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    • MUMPS

    • MUMPS

      Mumps, also known as epidemic parotitis, is a viral disease caused by the mumps virus. Initial signs and symptoms often include fever, muscle pain, headache, and feeling tired. This is then usually followed by painful swelling of one or both parotid salivary glands. Symptoms typically occur 16 to 18 days after exposure ... Read »


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    • National Health Service Central Register (Scotland)

    • The National Health Service Central Register (NHSCR) is a Scottish Government database accessible to public bodies approved by the Scottish Parliament. The register was established in the early 1950s to facilitate the transfer of patients between Health Board areas or across borders within the countries of the United K ... Read »


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    • National minimum dataset

    • In health informatics, a national minimum dataset is a database of health encounters held by a central repository. Minimum implies that the data fields will be only those required to aggregate information for the purposes of administering the health system in the particular country and for reporting information requir ... Read »


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    • National Survey of Family Growth

    • The National Survey of Family Growth (NSFG) is a survey conducted by the National Center for Health Statistics division of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to understand trends related to fertility, family structure, and demographics in the United States. The National Survey of Family Growth is condu ... Read »


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    • NHS 24

    • NHS 24 is Scotland's national telehealth and telecare organisation. This special health board runs a telephone advice and triage service that cover the out of hours period. The telephone service allows people who feel unwell or those caring for them to obtain health advice and information if it is not convenient or pos ... Read »


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    • NHS Direct

    • For the service in Wales, see NHS Direct Wales NHS Direct was the health advice and information service provided by the National Health Service (NHS), established in March 1998. The nurse-led telephone information service provided residents and visitors in England with healthcare advice 24 hours a day, every day of th ... Read »


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    • NHS Direct Wales

    • NHS Direct Wales is a 24-hour telephone and internet health advice service provided by NHS Wales to enable people to obtain advice when use of the national emergency telephone number (999 or 112) does not seem to be appropriate but there is some degree of urgency; it also functions as a confidential advice service for ... Read »


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    • NHS Pathways

    • NHS Pathways

      NHS Pathways is a triage software utilised by the National Health Service of the United Kingdom to triage public telephone calls for medical care and emergency medical services - such as 999 or 112 calls - in some NHS trusts and five of the ambulance services in the country. In its emergency capacity, it has replaced t ... Read »


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    • Observations of daily living

    • Observations of daily living (ODLs) are cues that people attend to in the course of their everyday life, that inform them about their health. ODLs are different from signs, symptoms, and clinical indicators in that they are defined by the patient, and are not necessarily directly mapped to biomedical models of disease ... Read »


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    • Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology

    • The Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) is a staff division of the Office of the Secretary, within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. ONC leads national health IT efforts, charged as the principal federal entity to coordinate nationwide efforts to implement and use ... Read »


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    • Online doctor

    • Online doctor is a term that emerged during the 2000s, used by both the media and academics, to describe a generation of physicians and health practitioners who deliver healthcare, including drug prescription, over the internet. In the 2000s, many people came to treat the internet as a first, or at least a major, ... Read »


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    • OpenEHR

    • openEHR is an open standard specification in health informatics that describes the management and storage, retrieval and exchange of health data in electronic health records (EHRs). In openEHR, all health data for a person is stored in a "one lifetime", vendor-independent, person-centred EHR. The openEHR specifications ... Read »


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    • OpenNotes

    • OpenNotes is an international movement dedicated to making health care more open and transparent by encouraging doctors, nurses, therapists, and other health care professionals to share visit notes with patients, facilitating patients' legal right to access to their own medical record. Co-founded by Tom Delbanco a ... Read »


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    • Operative report

    • An Operative report is a report written in a patient's medical record to document the details of a surgery. The operative report is dictated right after a surgical procedure and later transcribed into the patient's record. The information in the operative report includes preoperative and postoperative diagnosis and the ... Read »


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    • Package insert

    • A package insert (formally prescribing information in the United States; in Europe, Patient information leaflet for human medicines or Package Leaflet for veterinary medicines) is a document provided along with a prescription or over-the-counter medication to provide additional information about that drug. In the ... Read »


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    • Patient administration system

    • Patient Administration Systems (often abbreviated to PAS) developed out of the automation of administrative paperwork in healthcare organisations, particularly hospitals, and are one of the core components of a hospital's IT infrastructure. The PAS records the patient's demographics (e.g. name, home address, date of bi ... Read »


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    • Patient management software

    • Patient management software (PMS) is referred to as software that is regulated as a medical device. It is software that is used to acquire medical information from a medical device to be used in the treatment or diagnosis of a patient. It can also be software that is an adjunct to a medical device and directly contribu ... Read »


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    • Patient Opinion

    • Care Opinion, formerly Patient Opinion, is a not for profit organisation founded by Dr Paul Hodgkin in 2005 which offers patients an opportunity to offer feedback about their experience of health and social care. It is based in Sheffield. There are similar organisations in Australia and Ireland. It changed its name in ... Read »


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    • Patient opinion leader

    • Patient opinion leaders (POL), also called patient advocates, are individuals who are well versed in a disease, either as patients themselves or as caretakers, and share their knowledge on the particular disease with others. This term is gaining widespread popularity among patients, healthcare providers and even the p ... Read »


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    • Patient portal

    • Patient Portals are healthcare-related online applications that allow patients to interact and communicate with their healthcare providers, such as physicians and hospitals. Typically, portal services are available on the Internet at all hours of the day and night. Some patient portal applications exist as stand-alone ... Read »


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    • Patient registration

    • Patient registration is the concept and set of methods needed to correlate the reference position of a virtual 3D dataset gathered by computer medical imaging with the reference position of the patient. This procedure is crucial in computer assisted surgery, in order to insure the reproducitibility of the preoperative ... Read »


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    • Patient-Reported Outcomes Measurement Information System

    • The Patient-Reported Outcomes Measurement Information System (PROMIS) provides clinicians and researchers access to reliable, valid, and flexible measures of health status that assess physical, mental, and social well–being from the patient perspective. PROMIS measures are standardized, allowing for assessment of ... Read »


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    • Pay for performance (healthcare)

    • In the healthcare industry, pay for performance (P4P), also known as "value-based purchasing", is a payment model that offers financial incentives to physicians, hospitals, medical groups, and other healthcare providers for meeting certain performance measures. Clinical outcomes, such as longer survival, are difficult ... Read »


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    • Personal health application

    • Personal Health Applications (PHA) are tools and services in medical informatics which utilizes information technologies to aid individuals to create their own personal health information. Personal Health Applications are claimed to be the next generation consumer-centric information system that helps improve health c ... Read »


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    • Personal health record

    • A personal health record, or PHR, is a health record where health data and information related to the care of a patient is maintained by the patient. This stands in contrast to the more widely used electronic medical record, which is operated by institutions (such as hospitals) and contains data entered by clinicians o ... Read »


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    • Pharmaceutical publication planning

    • Pharmaceutical publication planning is the activity of planning the dissemination of scientific and clinical data on a drug to healthcare professionals at scientific congresses and medical society meetings and in peer reviewed medical journals. Pharmaceutical publication planning involves developing a detailed pla ... Read »


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    • PhenX Toolkit

    • The PhenX Toolkit

      PhenX (consensus measures for Phenotypes and eXposures) is a community-driven effort to provide standard measures for use in biomedical research. The goals are to help investigators identify opportunities for collaborative biomedical research and improve the consistency of data collection. The PhenX Toolkit is a web-ba ... Read »


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    • Point of care

    • Clinical point of care is when clinicians deliver healthcare products and services to patients at the time of care. Documentation performed at the time of clinical point of care can be conducted using paper or electronic formats. This process aims to capture medical information pertaining to patient's healthcare n ... Read »


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    • Point of care medical information summary

    • Point of care medical information summaries are defined as "web-based medical compendia specifically designed to deliver predigested, rapidly accessible, comprehensive, periodically updated, and evidence-based information" to healthcare providers. ... Read »


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    • Point-of-care documentation


    • Prescription analytics

    • Prescription analytics is the practice of analyzing consumers' prescription drug histories in order to provide useful information for health insurers. In the United States, two-thirds of health insurers use prescription history reports to help identify consumers who may prove expensive to insure, and to set prices or ... Read »


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    • Problem-Oriented Medical Information System

    • The Problem-Oriented Medical Information System, or PROMIS, was a hypertext system specially designed for maintaining health care records. PROMIS was developed at the University of Vermont in 1976, primarily by Jan Schultz and Dr. Lawrence Weed, M.D. Apparently, the developers of Carnegie Mellon University's ZOG syste ... Read »


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    • Pseudonymization

    • Pseudonymization is a procedure by which the most identifying fields within a data record are replaced by one or more artificial identifiers, or pseudonyms. There can be a single pseudonym for a collection of replaced fields or a pseudonym per replaced field. The purpose is to render the data record less identifying an ... Read »


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    • Public Health Information Network

    • The Public Health Information Network (PHIN) is a national initiative, developed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), for advancing fully capable and interoperable information systems in public health organizations. The initiative involves establishing and implementing a framework for public health ... Read »


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    • Quantified Self

    • The Quantified Self, also known as lifelogging, is a movement to incorporate technology into data acquisition on aspects of a person's daily life in terms of inputs (food consumed, quality of surrounding air), states (mood, arousal, blood oxygen levels), and performance, whether mental or physical. In short, quantified ... Read »


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    • Regional Health Information Organization

    • A Regional Health Information Organization (RHIO, pronounced rio), also called a Health Information Exchange Organization, is a multistakeholder organization created to facilitate a health information exchange (HIE) – the transfer of healthcare information electronically across organizations – among sta ... Read »


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    • Remote guidance

    • Remote guidance, in the medical context, refers to the supervision or guidance of a medical task, usually a procedures or test, from a remote location. This falls in the realm of real time telemedicine applications. By way of example, a radiologist may guide an ultrasound examination from a remote location. As such the ... Read »


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    • Remote surgery

    • Remote surgery (also known as telesurgery) is the ability for a doctor to perform surgery on a patient even though they are not physically in the same location. It is a form of telepresence. A robot surgical system generally consists of one or more arms (controlled by the surgeon), a master controller (console), and a ... Read »


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    • Remote therapy

    • Remote therapy, sometimes called telemental health applications or Internet-based psychotherapy, is a form of psychotherapy or related psychological practice in which a trained psychotherapist meets with a client or patient via telephone, cellular phone, the internet or other electronic media in place of or in addition ... Read »


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    • Resistance Database Initiative

    • HIV Resistance Response Database Initiative (RDI) is a not-for-profit organisation established in 2002 with the mission of improving the clinical management of HIV infection through the application of bioinformatics to HIV drug resistance and treatment outcome data. The RDI has the following specific goals: The RDI co ... Read »


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    • Robot-assisted surgery

    • Robotic surgery, computer-assisted surgery, and robotically-assisted surgery are terms for technological developments that use robotic systems to aid in surgical procedures. Robotically-assisted surgery was developed to overcome the limitations of pre-existing minimally-invasive surgical procedures and to enhance the c ... Read »


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    • Rock Health

    • Rock Health is a full-service seed fund that supports startups working in digital health, also called health technology. Rock Health offers funding, access to medical, venture, legal and corporate partners, and office space to its portfolio companies. Rock Health was founded in 2010 by Harvard Business School classmat ... Read »


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    • David Sackett

    • David Lawrence Sackett, OC FRSC (November 17, 1934 – May 13, 2015) was an American-Canadian medical doctor and a pioneer in evidence-based medicine. He is known as one of the fathers of Evidence-Based Medicine. He founded the first department of clinical epidemiology in Canada at McMaster University, and the Oxfor ... Read »


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    • Stereolithography

    • Stereolithography (SLA or SL; also known as stereolithography apparatus, optical fabrication, photo-solidification, or resin printing) is a form of 3-D printing technology used for creating models, prototypes, patterns, and production parts in a layer by layer fashion using photopolymerization, a process by which light ... Read »


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    • Stratec Biomedical Systems

    • STRATEC Biomedical AG

      STRATEC Biomedical AG is a company with worldwide operations that develops and produces analyzer systems and automation systems in the field of in-vitro-diagnostics. As a classic OEM (Original Equipment Manufacturer) supplier, STRATEC produces its systems almost exclusively on behalf of its customers. Alongside the sys ... Read »


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    • Surgical planning

    • The surgical planning is the preoperative method of pre-visualising a surgical intervention, in order to predefine the surgical steps and furthermore the bone segment navigation in the context of computer-assisted surgery. The surgical planning is most important in neurosurgery and oral and maxillofacial surgery. The t ... Read »


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    • Surgical Scheduling Software

    • Surgical scheduling software is computer software related to scheduling of tasks for a sequence of surgical cases in one surgery theatre and with one surgery staff using an operational model, a computer and a network. Another vital part of the surgery scheduling process is the communication between the Facility and the ... Read »


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    • Tall Man lettering

    • Tall man lettering (tall-man lettering or tallman lettering) is the practice of writing part of a drug's name in upper case letters to help distinguish sound-alike, look-alike drugs from one another in order to avoid medication errors. For example, in tall man lettering, "prednisone" and "prednisolone" should be writte ... Read »


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    • TeenScreen

    • TeenScreen National Center

      The TeenScreen National Center for Mental Health Checkups at Columbia University was an evidence-based, national mental health and suicide risk screening initiative for middle- and high-school age adolescents. On November 15, 2012, according to its website, the program was terminated. The organization operated as a cen ... Read »


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    • Tele-epidemiology

    • Tele-epidemiology is the application of telecommunications to epidemiological research and application, including space-based and internet-based systems. Tele-epidemiology applies satellite communication systems to investigate or support investigations of infectious disease outbreak, including disease reemergence. In ... Read »


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    • Telecare

    • Telecare is the term for offering remote care of elderly and physically less able people, providing the care and reassurance needed to allow them to remain living in their own homes. The use of sensors may be part of a package which can provide support for people with illnesses such as dementia, or people at risk of fa ... Read »


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    • Teledentistry

    • Teledentistry is the use of information technology and telecommunications for dental care, consultation, education, and public awareness (compare telehealth and telemedicine). Teldentistry can also be used to assist general dentists with speciality work and improve services to underserved populations such as in rural ... Read »


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    • Teledermatology

    • Teledermatology is a subspecialty in the medical field of dermatology and probably one of the most common applications of telemedicine and e-health. In teledermatology, telecommunication technologies are used to exchange medical information (concerning skin conditions and tumours of the skin) over a distance using audi ... Read »


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    • Telehealth

    • Telehealth involves the distribution of health-related services and information. Distribution is via electronic information and telecommunication technologies. It allows long distance patient/clinician contact and care, advice, reminders, education, intervention, monitoring and remote admissions. As well as provider di ... Read »


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    • Telemedicine

    • Telemedicine is the use of telecommunication and information technology to provide clinical health care from a distance. It helps eliminate distance barriers and can improve access to medical services that would often not be consistently available in distant rural communities. It is also used to save lives in critical ... Read »


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    • Telemental health

    • Psychotherapy is the use of psychological methods, particularly when based on regular personal interaction, to help a person change and overcome problems in desired ways. Psychotherapy aims to improve an individual's well-being and mental health, to resolve or mitigate troublesome behaviors, beliefs, compulsions, thoug ... Read »


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    • Telepathology

    • Telepathology is the practice of pathology at a distance. It uses telecommunications technology to facilitate the transfer of image-rich pathology data between distant locations for the purposes of diagnosis, education, and research. Performance of telepathology requires that a pathologist selects the video images for ... Read »


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    • Telerehabilitation

    • Telerehabilitation (or e-rehabilitation) is the delivery of rehabilitation services over telecommunication networks and the internet. Most types of services fall into two categories: clinical assessment (the patient's functional abilities in his or her environment), and clinical therapy. Some fields of rehabilitation p ... Read »


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    • Texas Medication Algorithm Project

    • The Texas Medication Algorithm Project (TMAP) is a controversial decision-tree medical algorithm, the design of which was based on the expert opinions of mental health specialists. It has provided and rolled out a set of psychiatric management guidelines for doctors treating certain mental disorders within Texas' publi ... Read »


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    • Therac-25

    • The Therac-25 was a radiation therapy machine produced by Atomic Energy of Canada Limited (AECL) in 1982 after the Therac-6 and Therac-20 units (the earlier units had been produced in partnership with CGR of France). It was involved in at least six accidents between 1985 and 1987, in which patients were given massive ... Read »


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    • Translational bioinformatics

    • Translational bioinformatics (TBI) is an emerging field in the study of health informatics, focused on the convergence of molecular bioinformatics, biostatistics, statistical genetics and clinical informatics. Its focus is on applying informatics methodology to the increasing amount of biomedical and genomic data to fo ... Read »


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    • UNESCO Chair in Telemedicine

    • UNESCO Chair of Telemedicine (UNES_CT) is a portion of UNESCO that was founded in 1999. It undertakes international activities related to the promotion of the information society and fights against technology transfer problems having the role of an “intermediate body”. The Chair is the first UNESCO Telemedici ... Read »


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    • Vendor Neutral Archive

    • A Vendor Neutral Archive (VNA) is a medical imaging technology in which images and documents (and potentially any file of clinical relevance) are stored (archived) in a standard format with a standard interface, such that they can be accessed in a vendor-neutral manner by other systems. This terminology is used as dis ... Read »


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