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Monday Technology Tip- EHR-Related Definitions

Posted by Chad Sines on Mon, Aug 29, 2011 @ 07:00 AM

Med-Line EMR TrainingNow that you have a general idea of some common EHR acronyms, learn what some of them mean. These are all terms that will be critical as the EHR push evolves. Make it a priority to know what each means and how they will affect your profession. I would recommended using Google for additional information for each term.

CCHIT

Certifying body for EHRs.

CDA4CDT

Seeks to codify dictation into a useful format
for the physician and the EHR.

EHR

Electronic patient record designed to be
accessible offsite.

Narrative text

The actual spoken dictation in paragraph
form, as opposed to templated input.

HL7

Global authority on standards for
interoperability of health information
technology.

HITECH ACT

Stronger healthcare privacy standards,
“HIPAA with teeth”

Meaningful Use

EHR criteria that must be me in order to
qualify for government incentives.

Templated EHR

A type of EHR that uses non-narrative input,
often click boxes to input data

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