Medical Practice Terms

Term
Definition
Electronic Health Record (EHR)
A systematic collection of electronic health information about individual patients. It is a digital record that is capable of being shared across different health care settings.
Healthcare Common Procedure Coding System (HCPCS)
Coding that physicians and caregivers use to input procedures and can be integrated with MPM.
Health Informatics
A study blending information science and health care. It deals with the resources, devices and methods to optimize the acquisition, storage, retrieval and use of information in healthcare.
Health Information Exchange (HIE)
Moving of information across organizations within a hospital system or region.
Health information management (HIM)
The practice of maintenance and care of health records, in facilities that provide health care. Health informatics and health information technology are utilized in information management.
Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA)
According to Wikipedia, HIPPA requires the establishment of national standards for electronic health care transactions and national identifiers for providers, health insurance plans, and employers.
Application Server Provider (ASP)
ASP is a business that provides computer-based services to customers over a network.

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