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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

LAN

Local Area Network

A private or semi-private computer network confined to a defined locality, e.g a hospital site.

Legacy System

 

Computer system inherited (as a legacy) from a bygone age.

LIMS

Laboratory Information Management System

Computer system used to manage laboratory processes and outputs

LIS

Local Implementation Strategy for IfH

Now superceded by the NCRS strategy.

LSP

Local Service Provider

A large multi-national corporation awarded the contract to provide IT services (like EPR, scheduling) for a cluster of Strategic Health Authorities. Details on the award of these contracts can be found on the NHSIA web site.