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procedures, electronic insurance eligibility validation, claim authorization and prior approval, identification of possible research study participants, and drug recall support.○American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA)■An economic stimulus package enacted in February 2009 that was intended to create jobs and promote investment and consumer spending during the recession.■Also referred to as the Stimulus or Recovery Act ○Connectivity■Ability to hook up to the electronic resources necessary to meet theuser’s needs. The ability to use computer networks to link to peopleand resources. ■The unbiased transmission or transport of Internet Protocol packetsbetween two endpoints.○Decision support■Recommendations for interventions based on computerized care protocols. The decision support recommendations may include such items as additional screenings, medication interactions, or drug and dosage monitoring.○Electronic communication■Exchange of information, electronically ○Electronic health records■Computer-based data warehouses or repositories of information regarding the health status of a client■They are the systematic documentation of a client’s health status and health care in a secured digital format, meaning that they can be processed, stored, transmitted, and accessed by authorized interdisciplinary professionals for the purpose of supporting efficiency.○Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health Act of 2009 (HITECH)■Under this act, healthcare organizations can qualify for financial incentives based on the level of meaningful use achieved■the HITECH Act specifically incentivizes health organizations and providers to become “meaningful users.”○Interoperability
■Ability of various systems and organizations to work together to exchange information○Order entry management■A program that allows a clinician to enter medication and other careorders directly into a computer, including orders for laboratory, microbiology, pathology, radiology, nursing, and medicine; supply orders; ancillary services; and consults.○Patient support■The total array of tools and software that can be used to provide information and assistance to help meet the healthcare needs of consumers○Population health management■A term adopted by healthcare management companies to express their goal of achieving optimal health outcomes at a reasonable cost■The management process involves data collection and trend analyses that are used to predict clinical outcomes in a group of people.○Reporting■The act of using of documents or information system outputs to convey information to stakeholders○Results management■An approach to evaluating the outcomes of a process to determine whether that process was useful or valuable●McBride Chapter 12 National Standards for Health Information Technology○American Society for Testing Materials (ASTM)■One of the leading clinical document standard■The result being the Continuity of Care Document■