Chief Health Informatics Officer (CHIO)

A chief health informatics officer (CHIO) is a senior executive who is responsible for the overall use of information technology (IT) within a healthcare organization. The CHIO is responsible for developing and implementing IT strategies and initiatives that support the organization’s clinical and business goals. In addition, the CHIO oversees the day-to-day operations of the … Read more

Intelligent character recognition (ICR)

Intelligent character recognition (ICR) is a type of character recognition that employs artificial intelligence (AI) techniques to interpret images of handwritten, typewritten, or printed text. ICR systems are used to automatically convert handwritten or printed text into machine-encoded text. ICR systems are trained to recognize characters by extracting features from images of handwritten or printed … Read more

Fail fast

In software engineering, “fail fast” is an approach to error handling whereby an application is designed to immediately report at its interface any failure, rather than attempt to handle the error internally. The idea is that if an error is found, it is better to report it immediately and let the caller deal with it, … Read more