Health Care IT Handbook

Your Guide to Demystify Health Care IT Jargon

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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 and concepts.

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