Future Trends Health Care 2013 - Page 27

GLOSSARY OF TERMINOLOGY FOR HEALTH CARE 3 and 4 dimensional imaging - A process of acquiring multiple 3D images over time prospectively or retrospectively, so that patient motions and changes can be monitored and studied. Source Info Science on Demand 3 D Printing - 3D printing is achieved using an additive process, where successive layers of material are laid down in different shapes. A materials printer usually performs 3D printing processes using digital technology and varied materials. Source: InterLink Future Trends in Information Technology Report, www.interlink-ntx.or 3 D printing of organs - Scientists and researchers are working to "grow" stem cells from patients on the actual skeleton of a donor organ to form an organ that is less susceptible to rejection from the body. While current organ recipients frequently undergo posttransplant health issues and have to take anti-rejection medication, this new approach could soon remove that need. In addition, researchers are also working with stem cells and 3D printers to repair and heal damaged organs that cannot be donated normally. To create these organs, the process in question requires a 3D printer along with a "bio-ink" that's comprised of protein, stem cells and an incubator. If this process is widely adopted, it could have two major advantages. Not only could it reduce the waiting list for organ transplants – so long that some patients die waiting for care – but they can increase the quality of life for those receiving transplants. Source: http://mediaroom.marlinfinance.com/healthcare-equipment/3d-printing-breakthroughs-involve-non-toxic-implants-improvedorgan-transplants/#sthash.S0eaYwiS.dpuf American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM) - Enhances the quality of health care by certifying internists and subspecialists who demonstrate the knowledge, skills, and attitudes essential for excellent patient care. Source: www.abim.org Accessibility - Able to be reached or approached; able to be used or obtained; easy to appreciate or understand. Source: MerriamWebster Accounting -The skill, system, or job of keeping the financial records of a business or person. Source: Merriam-Webster Accreditation - To recognize (an educational institution) as maintaining standards that qualify the graduates for admission to higher or more specialized institutions or for professional practice; to recognize or vouch for as conforming to a standard. Source: Merriam-Webster Acupressure - Alternative-medicine practice in which pressure is applied to points on the body aligned along 12 main meridians (pathways), usually for a short time, to improve the flow of vital force (qi). Source: Encyclopedia Britannica Concise. Acupressure - Alternative-medicine practice in which pressure is applied to points on the body aligned along 12 main meridians (pathways), usually for a short time, to improve the flow of vital force (qi). Source: Encyclopedia Britannica Concise. Acupuncture - Medical technique in which needles are inserted into the skin and underlying tissues, devised in China before 2500 BC. One or more small metal needles are inserted at precise points along 12 meridians (pathways) in the body, through which the vital life force (qi) is believed to flow, in order to restore yin-yang balance and treat disease caused by yin-yang imbalance. Acupuncture appears to relieve pain and is used as an anesthetic for surgery. Theories to explain its effects include stimulation of release of natural opiates, blockage of pain-signal transmission, and a placebo effect. Source: Encyclopedia Britannica Concise Acute - Very serious or dangerous : requiring serious attention or action; having or showing an ability to think clearly and to understand what is not obvious or simple about something; very strong and sensitive : highly developed Source: Merriam-Webster Med Dictionary Adaptation to changing environment - Adaptation is a process of deliberate change in anticipation of or in reaction to external stimuli and stress. The dominant research tradition on adaptation to environmental change primarily takes an actor-centered view, focusing on the agenc ??b6?6??7F?'2F?&W7??BF?7V6?f?2V?f?&???V?F?7F??Vƒ?BV??6????rF?R&VGV7F????bgV??W&&??F?W2??F???7G&F?fR6???6?6????6R?V?7W&RF?B6???6?6?FW2f????rfVFW&??B7FFR&VwV?F???2???7F?GWF??????6?W2?@?7F?F&B?W&F???2??B6????6R7F?F&G2W7F&?6?VB'?F?R????B6???76???f?7W6??r??F?V?B6fWG??BV?G??b6&R?*?6??&?v?B??'F?6V?G&?FW?2??FW$??????2???&?v?G2&W6W'fV@?#@???