HIMAA releases app for clinical abbreviations dictionary
The Health Information Management Association of Australia (HIMAA) has launched a mobile version of its Australian Dictionary of Clinical Abbreviations.
HIMAA's web and IT services manager Ralph La Tella said the app was a web-based application which would be updated on a daily or at the least a weekly basis with new terms, acronyms and symbols. “It's web-based so it's very quick and they can get it from anywhere,” he said.
The mobile app brings to four the number of versions of the publication, which also comes in print, online and on CD.
Mr La Tella said the app allows for reverse and forward searches of abbreviations and their expanded meanings. Each term is hyperlinked to PubMed allowing for automatic searches of selected and expanded terms.
The dictionary is now in its fifth edition and is used for clinical documentation both in research and in acute care facilities around Australia.
HIMAA is offering a full-feature, seven-day trial of the app to users. HIMAA members receive a discount.
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