Global Glossary: Pharmacy Informatics


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Telecommunications

Electronic communications over distance.

 

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


Telehealth

Telehealth / Télésanté

Use of electronic information and telecommunication technologies to support long-distance clinical health care, patient professional health-related education, public health and administration.

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


Telemedicine

The use of any electronic medium to mediate or augment clinical consultations. Telemedicine can be simultaneous (e.g. telephone, videoconference) or store and forward (e.g. an email with an attached image).


Telepharmacy

A subset of telehealth activities focused on medication management, including education, patient care, and administration.

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


Traceability

Traceability is the ability to verify the history, location, or application of an item by means of documented recorded identification.


Transition

Transition is an internal, psychological re-orientation experienced by people coming to terms with a change. It is a process or inner experience not necessarily focused on outcome or results. It is timed differently than the external changes that caused it.

 

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


Transitions in care

A care transition describes the transfer of a patient between different settings and health care providers during the course of an acute or chronic illness.

Coleman, E.A. (2003) Falling through the cracks: challenges and opportunities for improving transitional care for persons with continuous complex care needs. Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, 51(4), 549–55.