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information technology

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

Medspeak-UK
A term that encompasses the technology used to create, store, exchange, use and dispose of information in its various forms.
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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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Walter Benjamin observed these uses of information and communication technologies in the 1930s, seeing in them standardizing tools for introducing and maintaining formal constraints for language and actions while allowing consumerist expression through events such as entertainment and opinion.
The function of mass information and communication technologies in modernity often has been to appropriate this common ground, this common Gefuhlsbindung in affect, so as to "capitalize" or accumulate this in-common power within flows that would create political and/or financial power in terms of direct sovereignty or in terms of indirect profit and oligarchy.
Benjamin suggests, however, that information and communication technologies evolve faster than their appropriation by conserving social forces.
What, then, is the role of information and communication technologies in regard to community?

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