Global Glossary: Pharmacy Informatics


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Facilitator

A facilitator eases the way for all stakeholders in the change process, providing the environment where they can be actively engaged and empowered. Ideally, facilitators use participatory methods and have a broad base of knowledge and experience as adult educators and leaders of change.

 

Canada Health Infoway. A Framework and Toolkit for Managing eHealth Change: People and Processes


Field

In databases, a grouping of characters into a word, small group of words, or a number.

 

Fox BI, Thrower MR and Felkey BG. Building core competencies in pharmacy informatics. 1st ed. Washington, DC: American Pharmacists Association, 2010.


File

In databases, a compilation of related records.

 

Fox BI, Thrower MR and Felkey BG. Building core competencies in pharmacy informatics. 1st ed. Washington, DC: American Pharmacists Association, 2010.


Filtered Information

This information has gone through quality assessment and has been translated into recommendations for practice. Some resources which contain filtered information include: RxTx, Lexicomp, MicroMedex, Natural Medicines, The Cochrane Library (systematic reviews), and clinical practice guidelines.


Firewall

A set of security-related computer hardware and/or software programs that prevents unauthorized users for accessing an individual computer or a computer network.

 

Fox BI, Thrower MR and Felkey BG. Building core competencies in pharmacy informatics. 1st ed. Washington, DC: American Pharmacists Association, 2010.