This significantly expanded and newest edition of the bestselling HIMSS Dictionary of Health Information Technology Terms, Acronyms, and Organizations has been developed and extensively reviewed by more than 50 industry experts. The fifth edition of this dictionary serves as a quick reference for students, health information technology professionals and healthcare executives to better navigate the ever-growing health IT field.
This valuable resource includes more than 3000 definitions, 30 new organizations and 76 new references. Definitions of terms for the information technology and clinical, medical and nursing informatics fields are updated and included. This fifth edition also includes an acronyms list with cross references to current definitions, new word-search capability, and a list of health IT-related associations and organizations, including contact information, mission statements and web addresses. Academic and certification credentials are also included.
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HIMSS is a global voice, advisor and thought leader of health transformation through Health IT with a unique breadth and depth of expertise and capabilities to improve the quality, safety, and efficiency of health, healthcare and care outcomes. As the leading source of Health IT, HIMSS designs and leverages key data assets, predictive models and tools to advise global leaders, stakeholders and influencers of best practices in Health IT so they have the right information at the point of decision. Through its HIT network of over 1 million experts, over 200 knowledge exchanges and collaborations, including 60,000 plus members, HIMSS drives innovative; forward thinking around best uses of technology in support of better connected care, improved population health and low cost of care. HIMSS is a not for profit, headquartered in Chicago, Illinois with additional offices in North America, Latin America, Europe, United Kingdom and Asia.
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