R - Definitions

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    Radiology Information System (RIS)

    A RIS is the traditional core software system for electronically managing medical images, scheduling and billing in hospital radiology departments and physician practices.

  • Reference Information Model (RIM)

    The Reference Information Model (RIM) is an information model for health care data developed by Health Level 7 International (HL7). Based on the Unified Modeling Language (UML), the Reference Information Model consists of a generic set of classes from which more specific health classes are derived. For example, subclasses of the class “act” include observation and procedure.

  • Regional Extension Center (REC)

    A Regional Extension Center (REC) is an organization that has received funding under the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health Act (HITECH Act) to assist health care providers with the selection and implementation of electronic health record (EHR) technology.

  • Regional Health Information Organization (RHIO)

    A Regional Health Information Organization (RHIO) is a group of organizations within a specific geographical area that share healthcare-related information electronically according to national standards. A RHIO typically oversees the means of information exchange and develops healthcare information technology (HIT) standards.

  • registered health information administrator (RHIA)

    A registered health information administrator (RHIA) is a certified professional who oversees the creation and use of health information systems in health care settings.

  • registered health information technician (RHIT)

    A registered health information technician (RHIT) is a certified professional who verifies and stores electronic health records.

  • remote patient monitoring (RPM)

    Remote patient monitoring is a type of remote healthcare in which patients use mobile medical devices to share their condition with care providers.

  • 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.

  • RxNorm

    RxNorm is a catalog of the standard names given to clinical drugs and drug delivery devices in the United States to enable interoperability and clear communication between electronic systems, regardless of software and hardware compatibility.

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