Friday, January 8, 2010

Health Information Technology (Health IT) acronyms


Are you keeping up with all these health IT acronyms?
EHR
EMR
CPOE
HIT
CMIO
CPHIMS
HITECH
ARRA
ASP
CCHIT
DICOM
FHA
HL7
NAHIT
HIMSS
and many more!
Well, instead of publishing a comprehensive list, I thought I would direct you to some useful resources that will help you understand all these complex acronyms.
  • The first is from the HealthIT.HHS.gov site. Click here to view that list of Health IT acronyms
  • The next is a resource from the Rural Health Resource Center. Click here for that list of Health IT acronyms (will open as a PDF).
There are many more resources out there and none appear to be comprehensive because there are simply so many acronyms in the world of health information technology.

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