Glossary of Terms and Acronyms Related to e-Health

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The application of computer science and information science to the management and processing of data,information, and knowledge. Also see Health Informatics.

A broad field encompassing human-computer interaction, information science, information technology, algorithms, and social science.

  • Information Science – the study of the processing, management and retrieval of information.

  • Information Technology – the study, design, implementation, support or management of computer-based information systems.

  • Algorithms – a process or set of rules to be followed in calculations or other problem solving operations, especially by a computer.

  • Social Science – the scientific study of human society and social relationships.

Reference: https://www.aphl.org/Pages/default.aspx

See Also: Health Informatics

The International Medical Informatics Association (IMIA) is the world body for health and biomedical informatics. IMIA provides leadership and expertise to the multidisciplinary, health focused community and to policy makers, to enable the transformation of healthcare in accord with the world-wide vision of improving the health of the world population.

Reference: hhttps://imia-medinfo.org/wp

ICD-10-CM was developed following a thorough evaluation by a Technical Advisory Panel and extensive additional consultation with physician groups, clinical coders, and others to assure clinical accuracy and utility. The National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS), the Federal agency responsible for use of the International Statistical Classification of Diseases and Related Health Problems, 10th revision (ICD-10) in the United States, developed a clinical modification of the classification for morbidity purposes.

The ICD-10 is copyrighted by the World Health Organization (WHO), which owns and publishes the classification. WHO authorized the development of an adaptation of ICD-10 for use in the United States for U.S. government purposes. As agreed, all modifications to the ICD-10 must conform to WHO conventions for the ICD.

The 2019 ICD-10-CM codes are to be used from October 1, 2018 through September 30, 2019.

Reference: https://www.cdc.gov/nchs/icd/icd10cm.htm#FY%202020%20release%20of%20ICD-10-CM

Interoperability is the ability of different information systems, devices or applications to connect, in a coordinated manner, within and across organizational boundaries to access, exchange and cooperatively use data amongst stakeholders, with the goal of optimizing the health of individuals and populations.

Reference: https://www.himss.org/library/interoperability-standards/what-is-interoperability

The ability of a system to exchange electronic health information with and use electronic health information from other systems using a set of e-health standards without special effort on the part of the user.

Reference: Minnesota e-Health Standards Guidance (PDF)

Updated Tuesday, 07-Apr-2020 15:09:58 CDT