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A generic term for the hardware, software, “wetware” (brains), infrastructure and connections of an information system.
A term that encompasses the technology used to create, store, exchange, use and dispose of information in its various forms.
information technologyAbbreviation: 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|
|Pharmacy management, e.g., in drug bar coding; drug advisories, drug formularies|
|Management systems for reimbursement and quality assurance|
See also: technology