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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

UAT

User Acceptance Testing

A process for road-testing new software (and new versions of existing software) to ensure that functional specifications have been delivered and are working as they should.

UKCRPS

UK Standard Clinical Products Reference Source

A mechanism for codifying all clinical products in use in the UK.

UML

Universal Modelling Language

A technique for modelling processes that is universally applicable and facilitates the subsequent computerisation of those processes.

URL

Universal Resource Locator

An internet address, e.g http://www.doh.gov.uk/ipu