Health Information Technology Glossary

EMR / EHR Frequently Asked Questions

Health Information Technology Glossary

This is an assortment of Health Information Technology (HIT) terms and definitions to help providers navigate through vendor agreements, healthcare reform rules and legislation, and more.

Health Information Technology Terms

ARRAThe American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009
CPOEComputerized Physician Order Entry
Eligible Professional Doctor of Medicine or Osteopathy – M.D. or D.O.
Doctor of Dental Surgery or Medicine – D.D.S or D.D.M
Doctor of Podiatric Medicine – D.P.M.
Doctor of Optometry – O.D.
Chiropractor – D.C.
Electronic Medical Record (EMR)Electronic Medical Record
Electronic Health Record (EHR)Electronic Health Record
E-prescribingE-Prescribing (eRx)
HIPAAHealth Insurance Portability and Accountability Act
PQRSPhysician Quality Reporting System
OCROffice of Civil Rights
Meaningful UseMeaningful Use
CDSClinical Decision Support
Administrative SafeguardsSimilar terms: See HIPAA
Physical SafeguardsSimilar terms: See HIPAA
Technical SafeguardsSimilar terms: See HIPAA
CQMClinical Quality Measure
Privacy and Security OfficerPrivacy and Security Officer

Terms provided by – General Information Technology Terms

Cloud Computing"Cloud"
Exchange OnlineMicrosoft Exchange definition
SharePoint OnlineMicrosoft Sharepoint definition

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