IT infrastructure Definitions

  • A

    American Telemedicine Association (ATA)

    American Telemedicine Association (ATA) is a non-profit organization that strives to promote telemedicine (medical care delivered through the use of telecommunications technology).

  • ASTM International

    ASTM International is a voluntary standards development organization whose work covers 15 industries, ranging from energy to chemicals to medical devices. It is one of several organizations involved in the ongoing development of the Continuity of Care Record, a standard for the creation of electronic summaries of patient health.

  • athenahealth Inc.

    Based in Watertown, Mass., athenahealth Inc. is a leading vendor of cloud-based EHRs for small to medium-sized physician practices and hospitals.

  • B

    Bar Coded Medication Administration (BCMA)

    Bar Coded Medication Administration (BCMA) is a hospital inventory control system that uses barcodes in the distribution of prescription medications with the goal of ensuring the patient is receiving the correct medication.

  • D

    Dell State Health Services

    Dell State Health Services is a policy consulting division of the Dell corporation that provides technology and business solutions for states looking to meet the new federal healthcare requirements.

  • E

    eClinicalWorks

    eClinicalWorks is a Massachusetts-based company that sells electronic medical record (EMR), practice management (PM) and personal health record (PHR) software and services to reportedly more than 115,000 physicians and 70,000 facilities in the United States.

  • electronic intensive care unit (eICU)

    An Electronic Intensive Care Unit (eICU) is a form of telemedicine that utilizes state of the art technology to provide an additional layer of critical care service. An eICU support center can provide care to patients in multiple hospitals.

  • F

    FDA (U.S. Food and Drug Administration)

    The FDA (U.S. Food and Drug Administration) regulates the production and sale of food, medicine, health technology and cosmetic products. The FDA, also called the USFDA, approves drugs and medical devices for sale and recalls unsafe products.

  • FHIR (Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resources)

    Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resources (FHIR) is an interoperability standard for electronic exchange of healthcare information.

  • formulary

    A formulary is a list of prescription drugs that are covered by a specific health care plan.

  • G

    GE Healthcare

    GE Healthcare is a subsidiary of General Electric Co., that focuses on new developments in health information technology (HIT) such as more advanced medical imaging technology and patient monitoring systems.

  • H

    Health Alert Network

    Health Alert Network (HAN) is the early warning system run by the Center for Disease Control (CDC). It is a component of the Public Health Information Network (PHIN).

  • health apps

    Health apps are application programs that offer health-related services for smartphones and tablet PCs.

  • health care cloud

    A health care cloud is a cloud computing service used for the storage of personal health information (PHI) on the part of health care providers.

  • health information exchange (HIE)

    Health information exchange (HIE) is the transmission of healthcare-related data among facilities, health information organizations (HIO) and government agencies according to national standards.

-ADS BY GOOGLE

SearchCompliance

SearchCIO

SearchCloudComputing

SearchMobileComputing

SearchSecurity

SearchStorage

Close