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Index
used to sort data in a variety of ways to assist study of certain data elements.
Clinical trial
a research project in which new treatments and tests are investigated to determine whether that are safe and effective
Protocol
list of rules and procedures to be followed
FDA
Food and Drug Administration
issued the Modernization Act of 1997 mandating that a clinical trials database be developed.
HHS
Department of Health and Human Services (U.S.)
Vital statistics
include data on births, deaths, fetal deaths, marriages, and divorce
EMPI
Enterprise Master Person Index
consolidates info from registration, scheduling, financial and clinical software systems
Disease and Operation Indexes
allow the retrieval of patient info by diagnosis or surgical procedure
Registry
a chronological listing of patients with a common characteristic
Case definition
describing the patients that are to be included
Case finding
Identifying patients that are to be included in a registry
Case abstracting
Extracting the information to be included (in a registry) from health records
AHRQ
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality
an agency within HHS, which aims to improve the quality, safety, efficiency and effectiveness of healthcare for all Americans.
Primary data
patient-specific / identifiable data
Secondary data
aka Aggregate data; includes compiled info on groups of people or patients without identifying any particular or individual patient.
NAHIT
National Alliance for Health Information Technology
compiled a comprehensive list of current health-related standards in its Alliance Standards Directory
CHI (Initiatives)
Consolidated Health Informatics Initiatives
federal initiatives recognizing the importance of healthcare information standards
ONC
Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology