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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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