glossary of terms

Glossary of Electronic Health and Medical Records Related Terms

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CCD (Continuity of Care Document)

This is a defined form and method of exchanging relevant discharge and admission information that has been developed by HL7. It represents a defined method to support interoperability and to be able to share patient information between disparate EHR systems.

CCHIT (Certification Commission for Health Information Technology)

The Certification Commission is an independent, 501(c)3 nonprofit organization recognized as a certification body for electronic health records. Their mission is to accelerate the adoption of robust, interoperable health information technology by creating a credible, efficient certification process.

CPOE (Computerized Physician Order Entry)

A function or module in the clinical application that allows the providers to order medications, lab tests, clinical procedures, and other types of activities electronically. It creates an environment where order communication is much faster and more accurate.