Health care is full of acronyms and jargon—the world of health IT even more so. How
does a data mart differ from an enterprise data warehouse? Do you know about
FHIR? Can you describe an API?
Here, we have assembled a collection of the most
frequently referenced health IT terms, including IT-related professional
organizations, regulatory mandates, infrastructure components, concepts, and
major IT topics. While this list is certainly not comprehensive, it defines many of the
major terms to help you decode health IT jargon.
Keep this booklet nearby as your go-to resource to demystify
murky health IT terms, to provide context to your everyday
conversations, and to speak fluently about IT-related trends
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