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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.

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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Associate Professor of Information Technology, Old Dominion University
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NIST provided presentations on draft NIST Special Publication (SP) 800-37, Guidelines for the Security Certification and Accreditation of Federal Information Technology Systems; draft Federal Information Processing Standard 199, Standards for Categorization of Federal Information and Information Systems; the status and overview of forthcoming draft NIST SP 800-53, Guidelines for Selection and Specification of Security Controls for Information Systems; and draft SP 800-50, Building an Information Technology Security Awareness and Training Program.

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