HIMSS Dictionary of Health Information Technology Terms, Acronyms and Organizations, Fourth Edition

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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 fourth 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 fourth edition also includes an acronyms list with cross references to current definitions, new word-search capability (e-book version only), 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.


  • Revised and updated fourth edition
  • Includes quick-reference acronym list
  • Includes a list of healthcare organizations and credentials that have a focus on Health IT
  • New word-search capability (e-book version)

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