eHealth Glossary

This eHealth glossary provides definitions for terms and abbreviations commonly encountered in eHealth, health information literacy and clinical informatics communications and publications. It draws from a number of health information management references.

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Alberta Health Services Chief Medical Information Office Editorial Board (


You can browse sets of terms specific to different eHealth domains by expanding and collapsing sections of the outline to the left (or revealed by clicking on the browse icon).


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