Data analytics Definitions

  • E

    expert system

    An expert system is a program that uses artificial intelligence (AI) technologies to simulate the knowledge and judgment of humans. Expert systems usually include a subject-specific knowledge base and can have additional modules added to expand their capacities.

  • G

    genomics

    Genomics is the study of the human genome, and the chromosomes and genes it contains. Genomic studies can reveal specific details about the biology of a patient. That information can be used to reveal if a patient's genetic makeup is responsible for their condition and help map an individual treatment plan.

  • H

    health informatics

    Health informatics, a term that includes narrower fields such as clinical and nursing informatics, is the study and management of health information.

  • P

    precision medicine (PM)

    Precision medicine, also known as personalized medicine, is a relatively recent and quickly evolving advancement in healthcare that considers individual differences in patients' genes, socioeconomic status and lifestyles when designing treatment plans.

  • R

    revenue cycle management (RCM)

    Revenue cycle management (RCM) is the financial process, utilizing medical billing software, that healthcare facilities use to track patient care episodes from registration and appointment scheduling to the final payment of a balance.

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