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Terms related to healthcare IT, including definitions about healthcare information and management systems and words and phrases about electronic health records, meaningful use, government regulations and medical technology.

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  • telehealth - Telehealth is the transmission of health-related services or information over the telecommunications infrastructure.
  • telemedicine (telehealth) - Telemedicine is the remote delivery of healthcare services, such as health assessments or consultations, over the telecommunications infrastructure.
  • telepathology - Telepathology is the area of telemedicine involving the transmission of pathological specimen images for remote study and diagnosis of disease.
  • telestroke (telestroke services) - Telestroke is a web-based approach to treating stroke victims who have not been admitted to a hospital.
  • transformative technology - Transformative technology is hardware- and software-based tools designed to enhance human psychological well-being, cognitive function and physical capabilities.
  • transparency - Transparency, in the context of governance, means being open and honest in all official activities.
  • U.S. National Library of Medicine (NLM) - The U.S.
  • Unified Medical Language System (UMLS) - Unified Medical Language System (UMLS) is a comprehensive list of biomedical terms for developing computer systems capable of understanding the specialized vocabulary used in biomedicine and health care.
  • US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) - The U.S.
  • value-based healthcare - Value-based healthcare, also known as value-based care, is a payment model that rewards healthcare providers for providing quality care to patients.
  • vendor neutral archive (VNA) - A vendor neutral archive (VNA) is a technology that stores medical images in a standard format and interface, making them accessible to healthcare professionals regardless of what proprietary system created the images.
  • Virtual Lifetime Electronic Record (VLER) - Virtual Lifetime Electronic Record (VLER) is an electronic health record program that tracks the medical history of American soldiers through their entire service, from active duty to veteran status.
  • virtual reality therapy (VR therapy) - Virtual reality therapy (VR therapy) is the use of simulated interactive and immersive environments as a tool for physical or psychological healthcare applications.
  • VistA EHR - VistA EHR, more formally known as the VistA Computerized Patient Record System, is an open source electronic health record (EHR) system developed by the United States Department of Veterans Affairs (VA).
  • What is cybersecurity? Everything you need to know - Cybersecurity is the protection of internet-connected systems -- including hardware, software and data -- from cyberattacks.
  • wireless medical telemetry services (WMTS) - WMTS (wireless medical telemetry services) is the remote monitoring of a patient's physiological parameters, such as such as pulse and respiration rates, with radio technology.

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  • cyber attack

    A cyber attack is any attempt to gain unauthorized access to a computer, computing system or computer network with the intent to ...

  • backdoor (computing)

    A backdoor is a means to access a computer system or encrypted data that bypasses the system's customary security mechanisms.

  • post-quantum cryptography

    Post-quantum cryptography, also called quantum encryption, is the development of cryptographic systems for classical computers ...

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  • risk mitigation

    Risk mitigation is a strategy to prepare for and lessen the effects of threats faced by a business.

  • call tree

    A call tree is a layered hierarchical communication model that is used to notify specific individuals of an event and coordinate ...

  • Disaster Recovery as a Service (DRaaS)

    Disaster recovery as a service (DRaaS) is the replication and hosting of physical or virtual servers by a third party to provide ...

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