These Letters Have a Lot to Say about the Past, Present and Future of HealthIT

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Sometimes talking about health information technologies can feel like trying to read alphabet soup. More than most industries, ours can seem like a simmering stew of acronyms.2016-02-17 09_44_20-_ 2

Even if you’ve mastered the letters and what they mean, you may find yourself challenged by the need to converse with others who haven’t. And technologies can intersect in various ways, adding to the confusion.

Here’s a quick overview of a few important acronyms – what they mean, how they relate to each other and what they say about the past, present and future of healthcare IT – along with links to more information.

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