HDIRS Glossary

HDIRS Glossary

HDIRS Common Terms and Abbreviations

Following is a listing of specific terms that may be useful for HDIRS members, clients, vendors, employees, and stakeholders. Please contact us if you have suggestions for new glossary items.

Canada Health Infoway (CHI)

An organization funded by the federal government that promotes digital health nationwide. Canada Health Infoway invests in strategic projects to implement and promote the use of electronic medical records, including the diagnostic imaging work spearheaded by HDIRS.

Computed Tomography (CT)

A diagnostic imaging modality that produces cross-sectional images of the body using X-rays and a computer. These cross-sectional images can be reconstructed by the computer to produce two and three dimensional images.

Cross-Enterprise Document Sharing (XDS)

An Integrating the Healthcare Enterprise (IHE) profile for exchanging documents among facilities.