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information technology

Informatics
A generic term for the hardware, software, “wetware” (brains), infrastructure and connections of an information system.

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A term that encompasses the technology used to create, store, exchange, use and dispose of information in its various forms.

information technology

Abbreviation: IT
The use of electronic computers or computer software to collect, store, manipulate, retrieve, exchange, or manage data.
See: table
The electronic medical record
E-mail communications, e.g., between professionals or to and from patients
Health information systems
Internets; intranets
Pharmacy management, e.g., in drug bar coding; drug advisories, drug formularies
Management systems for reimbursement and quality assurance
Robotics
Telehealth
See also: technology
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2 billion maker of business computer systems, is one of thousands of companies - Hewlett-Packard, Intel and Apple among them - that make Silicon Valley the centre of the international high-tech economy.
Sales of its more profitable large business computer systems failed to offset the downturn, although consumer PCs sold well and computer services sales of pounds 993 million met company goals.

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