Health IT Terminology & Pharmacy Standards

Health IT Terminology

Cover 3rd Ed, HIMSS DictionaryHIMSS Dictionary of Healthcare Information Technology, Terms, Acronyms, and Organizations, Fourth Edition 

 

Terminology in Heath Informatics

 

 

The below additional links provide specific standards for health IT terminology.

Logical Observation Identifiers Names and Codes (LOINC®) is a universal code system for identifying laboratory and clinical observations.

SNOMED CT

Pharmacy Standards

The below additional links provide specific standards for prescription drugs and pharmacy information.

National Council for Prescription Drug Programs (NCPDP)

National Library of Medicine (NLM at NIH)

Veteran Health Administration (VHA)

 

*Note: This page is heavily focused on U.S. Standard Development Organizations (SDOs) however these groups intend to harmonize with international consensus-based standards.