• Cipriana STEFANESCU “Grigore T. Popa” University of Medicine and Pharmacy Iasi
  • A. IFTENE “Alexandru Ioan Cuza” University of Iasi, Romania


The immense and continuous progress that Information Technology (IT) has had in recent years and continues to have, inevitably, a major impact on the medical field as well. The benefit it can bring to medicine and the patient is indisputable, but it depends equally on the understanding on that one hand of the needs that the medical sector has to be solved by IT techniques by IT specialists. On the other hand, the interpretation of the data resulting from the application of IT techniques by IT professionals and doctors is for the final benefit of the patient. That is the existence of a common language that allows communication between these two domains. New terms appeared and continue to appear, most often neologisms from the English language. We proposed to bring together in this editorial a series of terms widely used at the IT/medicine interface, with the aim of facilitating communication in research carried out in mixed collectives. We did not intend to exhaust the terms that would be necessary to define, the scope of the subject would have exceeded the scope of an editorial. We only hope that this editorial will be a good starting point for other materials of this kind.

Author Biographies

Cipriana STEFANESCU, “Grigore T. Popa” University of Medicine and Pharmacy Iasi

Faculty of Medicine
IMAGO-MOL Cluster, Iasi, Romania

A. IFTENE, “Alexandru Ioan Cuza” University of Iasi, Romania

Faculty of Computer Science
IMAGO-MOL Cluster, Iasi, Romania


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