Our Free WIKI Project Raison d’être

  • USE: The Free crowd-sourced Wiki Health Dictionary Series anywhere and anytime you need to learn or clarify a term-of-art.
  • SUBMIT: New industry terms, memes, abbreviations, acronyms, words and definitions as they organically arise by harvesting wisdom-of-crowds.
  • PURCHASE: A codified and peer-reviewed compact print dictionary, or complete three volume handbook set, to use anytime and support our work and help us grow.






We are now accepting terminology submissions for this free Health Dictionary Series® Wiki Project from the academic blog-o-sphere. Contributors might include physicians, dentists and nurses; attorneys, medical and corporate executives; actuaries, accountants, insurance agents and financial advisors, as well as graduate, law and business school students; college professors, economists and public health policy and management experts.


To keep up with the ever changing field of healthcare policy, management and administration, we must learn new and re-learn old terminology in order to correctly apply it to practice. The complimentary electronic Health Dictionary Series® can be used as a handy quick electronic reference source and innovative supplement for all concerned. Such fast, succinct and technically accurate definitions can sometimes mean the difference between success and failure.

Of course, by its very nature the Health Dictionary Series® is ripe for Wiki-styled updates by engaged-readers working in the fluctuating health care milieu. It is updated and edited in real and asynchronous-time to reflect the changing lexicon of terms, as older words are retired, and newer ones are continually created.

Oh! And, let us not forget savvy consumers and patients who will find the Health Dictionary Series® primer a trove of information in easily understood language.


By bringing together the most up-to-date abbreviations, acronyms, definitions and terms of the healthcare industrial complex of Arnold Seymour “Bud” Relman MD, the no-cost online Health Dictionary Series® offers a wealth of essential non- clinical information that will help you understand the ever changing glossary of terms.

This includes insurance, managed care, PP-ACA, economics, accounting, actuarial sciences and financial terms, as well as the information technology, EHR, HIE and cyber-security definitions needed for the modern Health 2.0 ecosystem.


We serve 1000’s of physician’s, nurses, lawyers, accountants CXOs and medical executives at more than 400 graduate and business schools, universities, hospitals, clinics and related institutions, including the following among many others:





Much like the scholastic luminary who coined the term “health economics” [Kenneth Joseph  Arrow PhD was a winner of the Nobel Memorial Prize in Economics in 1972 and youngest award recipient at age 51], we strive to continually harvest the “Wisdom of Wiki Crowds” 24/7/365 on a real time, open-sourced, basis.

The Health Dictionary Series® is a free oeuvre of valuable information from the Institute of Medical Business Advisors, Inc.


And so, we ask YOU to electronically submit your non-duplicated and post-circa 2010 terms, definitions, acronyms, initialisms and syllogisms for real time moderated and peer reviewed inclusion on this free Health Dictionary Series® site.*

*[Submission does not ensure inclusion].


  • We aim to review, complete and release one e-Dictionary every semester, depending on participation.
  • Our goal in-toto is to produce three [3] free electronic dictionaries containing about 40-50,000 terminology entries.
  • We also seek to attain the prestigious Doody’s Core Title academic designation for all three dictionary works.

Redefining Success!


If you have any comments, ideas and suggestions or would like to contribute unlisted post-circa 2010 abbreviations, acronyms, eponyms, terms or definitions to this moderated Health Dictionary Series® Wiki Project; please contact us by phone, private email, fax or make a public contribution through the submission forms located throughout the site.

Purchase our printed dictionary editions, too!



Dr. David Edward Marcinko MBBS DPM FACFAS MBA M.Ed B.Sc CMP®

Professor of Health Economics, Finance and Policy Mgmt. 

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HDS LIBRARY DOCENT:  Mackenzie Hope Marcinko is a dual computer science and neuro-linguistics major from the University of Pittsburgh. Founded in 1787, the university is a healthcare informatics and technology pioneer, and one of the nation’s most distinguished members of the Association of American Universities. It perennially ranks as one of the top public universities in total sponsored research funding and is among the top ten recipients of funding from the National Institutes of Health [NIH]. Ms. Marcinko is the most recent Slavic, East European and Near Eastern Summer Language Institute Scholarship Award Winner matriculating at the Moscow State University.

FREE SOFTWARE MOVEMENT: A philosophy that began in 1983 when Richard Stallman announced the GNU project, and the Free Software Foundation, in 1985 to support the movement. Its philosophy is to give freedom to computer users by replacing proprietary software under restrictive licensing terms with free software, with the ultimate goal of liberating everyone in cyberspace. Accordingly, use this website “at-your-own-risk“. We accept no “use” liability or merchantability for the site and are held-harmless in all matters.

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4 thoughts on “

  1. David,
    I could not agree more with the above compliment. “Flipping” for-profit books or rentals to a free online version is a fabulous idea. Keep up the educational innovation.
    Dr. William P. Scherer FACFAS FACPR MS
    [Professor of Radiology]
    Barry University
    Boca Raton, FLA

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  2. The “Crowd-Sourced” HDS
    Dr. Marcinko – What a great idea! Well done.
    Dr. Barbara Schlefman FACFAS MA
    [Northlake Regional Medical Center]
    Tucker, GA


  3. David,
    I’ve seen you lecture across the country on many occasions … and have always been a professional fan and follower of all your work. Congratulations.
    Dr. Charles F. Fenton III, JD
    [Georgia State University
    Atlanta, GA


  4. Dr. Marcinko,
    I have contributed to your textbooks in the past, and will also do so for this initiative … impressive as always!
    Susan Theuns PA-C, CPC, CHC
    [MedStar Union Memorial Hospital]
    Administrative Director of Physician Practices
    Baltimore, MD


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