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Glossary – Healthcare Information Technology

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American Health Information Community (AHIC)

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American Health Information Management System (AHIMA)

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American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA)

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American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA)

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Ambulatory Medical Record (AMR)

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Asymmetric Digital Subscriber Line (ADSL)

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B

Beaming

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Bioinformatics

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Biometrics

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C

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) National Center for Public Health Informatics (NCPHI)

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Certification Commission for Healthcare Information Technology (CCHIT)

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Continuity of Care Record (CCR)

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Clinical Data Repository (CDR)

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Clinical Decision Support (CDS)

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Clinical Document Architecture (CDA)

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Consolidated Health Informatics (CHI) Initiative

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Chief Complaint (CC)

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Clinical Information System

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Clearinghouse

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Computerized Provider Order Entry (CPOE)

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Computerized Patient Record (CPR)

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Current Procedural Terminology

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D

Decision Support Application

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Disease Management

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Decision Support System (DSS)

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Doctors Office Quality Information Technology (DOQ-IT)

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E

Early Event Detection (EED)

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E-Counseling

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Electronic Data Capture (EDC)

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E-Detailing

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E-Encounter

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E-Disease Management

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eHealth Initiative

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Electronic Health Record (EHR)

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Electronic Medical Record (EMR)

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Electronic Prescribing (eRx)

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Electronic Claim

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Evidence-Based Medicine (EBM)

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F

Fat Client

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Formulary

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G


Geo-coding

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Geographical Information Systems (GIS)

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H


Health Action Network (HAN)

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Health Information Exchange (HIE)

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Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) of 1996

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Health Information Technology Standards Panel (HITSP)

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Health Level Seven (HL7)

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Healthcare Information Technology

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History of Present Illness (HPI)

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Hospital Information Systems (HIS)

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Home Monitoring

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I


International Classification of Disease – 9th Revision (ICD-9)

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Interoperability

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L


Laboratory Information System (LIS)

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Local Health Information Infrastructure (LHII)

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M


Master Patient Index (MPI)

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Meaningful Use

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Medical Coding

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N


National Electronic Disease Surveillance System (NEDSS)

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National Health Information Network (NHIN)

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National Provider Identifier (NPI)

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Normalization

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Office of the National Coordinator (ONC)

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Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONCHIT)

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Patient Administrative System (PAS)

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Patient Record Locator

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Personal Health Record (PHR)

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Pharmacy Information Management System

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Picture Archiving and Communication Systems (PACS)

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Public Key Infrastructure (PKI)

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Practice Management System (PMR)

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Practice Management Software (PM Software)

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R


Regional Extension Center (REC)

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Regional Health Information Organization (RHIO)

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Radiology Information System

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Relational Database

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S


Sniffer

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T


Telehealth

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Telemedicine

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Teleradiology

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