Health IT and Electronic Health Definitions

  • P

    personal health record (PHR)

    A personal health record (PHR) is a collection of health-related information that is documented and maintained by the individual it pertains to.

  • pharmaceutical detailing

    Detailing is a marketing technique used by pharmaceutical companies wherein a pharmaceutical representative visits and attempts to persuade a doctor to prescribe a certain company’s product more often.

  • PHI breach (protected health information breach)

    A PHI breach is unauthorized access, use or disclosure of individually identifiable health information that is held or transmitted by a healthcare organization or its business associates.

  • population health management (PHM)

    Population health management (PHM) is a discipline within the healthcare industry that studies and facilitates care delivery across the general population or a group of individuals.

  • Practice Fusion

    Practice Fusion announced that its EMR software is now bundled with Dell desktop, laptop, printer, scanner and networking systems that have been pre-configured for the medical industry.

  • precision medicine (PM)

    Precision medicine (PM) is a rapidly evolving development in healthcare in which physicians and other caregivers consider differences in genes, socioeconomic status and lifestyles when devising treatment regimens for patients.

  • problem list

    A problem list is a document that catalogs a patient's health problems, including nontransitive illnesses, injuries and anything else that has or is affecting the patient.

  • protected health information (PHI) or personal health information

    Personal or protected health information (PHI) is a record of a patient's treatment and medical history that includes personally identifiable information.

  • Public Health Data Standards Consortium (PHDSC)

    The Public Health Data Standards Consortium (referred to as PHDSC or the Consortium) is an independent agency that focuses on improvements in health information technology for both the health care industry and the public health market.

  • Public Health Information Network

    Public Health Information Network (PHIN) is an initiative developed by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to establish and implement a framework for sharing public health information electronically.

  • Q

    Quiz: health IT

    Think you know a bit about health care IT? Try our quiz!

  • R

    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.

-ADS BY GOOGLE

SearchCompliance

SearchCIO

SearchCloudComputing

SearchMobileComputing

SearchSecurity

SearchStorage

Close