Glossary of Health Care and Medical Terms

In many cases,
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Chief Complaint (CC)


CCD stands for Common Client Directory or Continuity of Care Document
Also see: CCR, COC, Continuity of Care

A MLHIM  CCD is a Concept Constraint Definition.  It is an XML schema.
Also see: MLHIM

Certification Commission for Health Information Technology - private, non-profit organization established to develop an efficient, credible, and sustainable mechanism for certifying health care information technology products. CCHIT was formed by three bodies representing some of the key HIT professional and industry groups.AHIMA represented health information management professionals, HIMSS represented health IT professionals, and NAHIT, the National Alliance for Health Information Technology, represented a variety of vendor and industry stakeholders


The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Certification Number


Continuity of Care Record (CCR) - A standard specification being developed jointly by ASTM International (an SDO), the Massachusetts Medical Society, the Health Information Management and Systems Society (HIMSS), and the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP). It is intended to foster and improve continuity of patient care, to reduce medical errors, and to assure at least a minimum standard of health information transportability when a patient is referred or transferred to, or is otherwise seen by, another provider
Also see: CCD, COC, Continuity of Care

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