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The SCATA Jargon Buster is a compilation of many of the confusing terms and acronyms used in Health Informatics. It was compiled from various sources and is maintained by the SCATA membership.
If you are are a SCATA member, you can add and edit jargon terms from the member's area
Non-members can use the contact page to submit a new term or acronym, or to update an existing one.

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Term or Acronym

Definition

Explanation

ICD (ICD10)

International Classification of Diseases, version 10

 

ICRS

Integrated Care Records Service

Term now replaced by NCRS.

IfH

Information for Health

The UK Government’s Information Strategy for the NHS for the period 1998-2005. Updated in Building the Information Core.

IOTA

International Organization for Terminology in Anesthesia

In 2003, the DDTF joined forces with members of SCATA in the UK and evolved into the International Organization for Terminology in Anesthesia with the mission to create a standardized terminology for the global anesthesia community. IOTA also contains members from the Canadian Anesthesiologists Society and the Society for Technology in Anesthesia. IOTA has contacts with anaesthetists in other English-speaking countries.

ISB

Information Standards Board

Established in 2001 to provide an independent mechanism for the approval of information standards in the NHS. ISB notices have now replaced DSCNs for changes in standards. In March 2014 the ISB was replaced by the Standardisation Committee for Care Information (SCCI).

ISB 0129

Clinical Risk Management: its Application in the Manufacture of Health IT Systems

This standard sets clinical risk management requirements for Manufacturers of health IT systems. It requires a manufacturer to establish a framework within which clinical risks associated with the design and development of a new health IT system, or the modification of an existing system, are properly managed. See also ISB 0160

ISB 0160

Clinical Risk Management: its Application in the Deployment and Use of Health IT Systems

This standard requires a health organisation to establish a framework within which the clinical risks associated with the deployment and implementation of a new or modified health IT system are properly managed. In this respect, many of the requirements specified in ISB 0129(qv)are replayed in this standard to ensure consistency in approach.

ITN

Invitation (to a bidder) to Negotiate (a contract)