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HUB hospitals

Network consisting of an anchor hospital (hub) which offers a full array of services, complemented by secondary hospitals (spokes) which offer more limited service array.

Head of emergency services

Person who is responsible for planning and leading the emergency department or EMS.

Health information exchange (HIE)

Mobilization of health care information electronically across organizations within a region, community or hospital system.

Health technologies

Health technology is defined by the World Health Organization as the "application of organized knowledge and skills in the form of devices, medicines, vaccines, procedures, and systems developed to solve a health problem and improve quality of lives".

Health wearables

Electronic devices that consumers can wear, like Fitbits and smartwatches, and are designed to collect the data of users' personal health and exercise

Heart-related diseases

Describes a range of conditions that affect the heart; diseases under the heart disease umbrella include blood vessel diseases, such as coronary artery disease; heart rhythm problems (arrhythmias); and heart defects a person is born with (congenital heart defects), among others

Helicopter Emergency Medical Services

A helicopter, or, less commonly, a fixed wing aircraft, used to evacuate a person who requires immediate medical attention that cannot be provided on site

Helicopter-SAR-HHO

Helicopter Search and Rescue-Helicopter Hoist Operations.

Helpdesk

A resource intended to provide the customer or end user with information and support related to a company's or institution's products and services

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