Glossary of Health Care and Medical Terms

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E Prescribing, electronic prescribing, electronic prescription or e-prescribing is the electronic transmission of prescription information to and from the prescriber's computer and a pharmacy computer. It replaces a paper prescription that the patient would otherwise carry or fax to the pharmacy.
Also see: Electronic Prescribing, Electronic Prescription, E-Prescribing , eRx

E&M

Evaluation and Management Coding, commonly known as E/M Coding or E&M Coding, is a medical billing process that practicing doctors in the United States must use to be reimbursed by Medicare, Medicaid programs, or private insurance for patient encounters. E&M codes are based on the Current Procedural Terminology / CPT codes established by the American Medical Association (AMA)
Also see: Evaluation and Management

E-Government

Electronic Prescribing or e-prescribing is an electronic prescription and medication system. It is the secure real-time electronic delivery to providers and pharmacists of patient specific information. The HITECH Act of 2009 included e-prescribing in its definition of meaningful use criteria to qualify for incentive money. E-prescribing systems can include some or all of the following: electronic order entry for medications; clinical decision support such as guidelines on appropriate choice of drugs and alerts for drug interactions; formularies, and transmission to the patient
Also see: Electronic Prescribing, Electronic Prescription

Enterprise Architecture

ECP

External Counter Pulsation (ECP)
Also see: External Counter Pulsation, External Counterpulsation

ECRI Institute is an independent nonprofit doing scientific research into the best approaches (medical procedures, devices, drugs, and processes) for improving patient care.

Number of ectopic pregnancies by patient. An ectopic pregnancy is the development of a fertilized ovum outside the uterus, as in a Fallopian tube.

EDB

Medicare Enrollment Database (EDB)

Estimated Date of Delivery(EDD)/Estimated Date of Confinement(EDC)

Enhanced External Counterpulsation (EECP)
Also see: ECP, External Counter Pulsation

EHR

Electronic Health Record (EHR)
Also see: EMR , Electronic Health Record, Electronic Medical Record

The Medicare and Medicaid EHR Incentive Programs provide a financial incentive for the "meaningful use" of certified EHR technology to achieve health and efficiency goals. Medicare providers can receive up to $44,000 and Medicaid providers can receive up to $63,750.

Electronic Health Record software as mandated by the HITECH Act
Also see: Electronic Health Record System, Electronic Health Record Software

Electronic Health Record Vendors Association

An Electronic Health Record is a patient centric record of clinical patient encounters over time that can be shared between health care providers.
Also see: EHR, EMR , Electronic Medical Record, Electronic Medical Records

See electronic health record system
Also see: Electronic Health Record System

An electronic health record system is health information technology software that allows the creation of electronic health records. The installation of a certified electronic health record system will allow a health care provider to meet all meaningful use criteria under the HITECH Act. Meeting meaningful use criteria allows providers to qualify for CMS incentive payments for electronic health record adoption. To find ONC Certified EHR Application visit http://www.cchit.org/products/onc-atcb/all/1000
Also see: Electronic Health Record Software, EHR Software

see Electronic Health Record and Electronic Medical Records
Also see: Electronic Health Record

Electronic Health Records
Also see: Electronic Health Record, Electronic Health Records, Electronic Medical Records

Electronic medical records are components of an electronic health record system.
Also see: EHR, EMR , Electronic Health Record, Electronic Medical Records

Electronic Health Record Software
Also see: Electronic Health Record System, Electronic Health Record Software, Electronic Health Records, Electronic Medical Record Systems, Electronic Medical Records Software

Electronic Health Record System
Also see: Electronic Health Record System, Electronic Health Record Software, Electronic Health Records, Electronic Medical Records Software

Electronic medical records (EMR) are documentation of patient encounters.
Also see: EMR , Electronic Health Record, Electronic Medical Record, Electronic Medical Records Software

Electronic Medical Records (EMR) Companies or EMR Software Vendors that provide electronic health record / electronic medical records software systems and service.

Electronic Health Record Software
Also see: Electronic Health Record System, Electronic Health Record Software, Electronic Health Records, Electronic Medical Health Records, Electronic Medical Record Software

See E-Prescribing
Also see: E-Prescribing

An electronic prescription is medication information that has been electronically transmitted between provider and pharmacy, without the use of paper. See E-Prescribing

Eligible Hospital is a hospital that qualifies for the HITECH Act EHR incentive program. Either Eligible Hospital - Medicaid or Eligible Hospital - Medicare
Also see: Eligible Hospital - Medicaid, Eligible Hospital - Medicare

Eligible Hospital (Medicaid) is a hospital that qualifies for the HITECH Act Medicaid EHR incentive program.
Also see: Eligible Professional

Eligible Hospital (Medicare) is a hospital that qualifies for the HITECH Act Medicare EHR incentive program.
Also see: Eligible Provider

Eligible professional (EP) is a physician that qualifies for the HITECH Act EHR incentive program. (click title for more info).
Also see: Eligible Provider, EP

Eligible providers are physicians and hospitals that qualify HITECH Act incentive payments for implementing Electronic Health Records (EHRs). Detailed eligibility criteria can be found at the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) site https://www.cms.gov/EHRIncentivePrograms/15_Eligibility.asp
Also see: Eligible Professional, EP

Electronic Medication Administration Record

Electronic Medical Record
Also see: Electronic Medical Record

Electronic Medical Records (EMR) Software.
Also see: Electronic Health Record Software, EHR Software, Electronic Medical Record Systems, Electronic Medical Records Software

EOB

Explanation of Benefits (EOB) is a statement sent by health insurer individual after they or a covered family member has received healthcare services. Explanation of Medicare Benefits is sometimes referred to as EOMB.

Explanation of Medicare Benefits
Also see: EOB

Eligible Professional
Also see: Eligible Professional

Electronic Protected Health Information (ePHI). HIPAA Laws govern any protected health information (PHI) which is stored, accessed, transmitted or received electronically.
Also see: PHI, Protected Health Information , HIPAA 5010

Epidemiology & Statistics is the branch of medical science dealing with the transmission and control of disease & The mathematics of the collection, organization, and interpretation of numerical data, especially the analysis of population characteristics by inference from sampling.

Electronic Remittance Advice (ERA) is an electronic version of a payment explanation which provides details about providers' claims payment, and if the claims are denied, it would then contain the required explanations. ERA are provided by plans to Providers. The industry standard for sending ERA data is the HIPAA X12N 835 standard. ERA is an electronic version of the Standard Paper Remittance (SPR), or Explanation of Medicare Benefits (EOBs).

eRx

E-Prescribing
Also see: Electronic Prescribing, Electronic Prescription, E-Prescribing

Evaluation and Management rules for medical documentation. See E&M.
Also see: E&M

Evidence-Based Medicine involves physician use of the results ofa compilation of scientific studies in the medical literature. It is "the integration of best research evidence with clinical expertise and patient values".

Exchanges: Health insurance exchanges, which operate in each state and perform multiple functions, including determining eligibility for insurance affordability programs, certifying participating health plans for compliance with federal requirements, and providing consumers with

H.R. 3668, the Extension Act of 2007, Public Law 110-90) extended TMA [Transitional Medical Assistance], Abstinence Education, and QI [Qualifying Individuals], Medicare Physician Assistance and Quality Initiative Fund, Supplemental Security Income (SSI) extension to Medicaid

External Counter Pulsation (ECP)
Also see: ECP, External Counterpulsation

External Counterpulsation or External Counter Pulsation (ECP)  is a noninvasive, outpatient treatment for coronary artery disease with angina refractory to medical and/or surgical therapy.
Also see: ECP, External Counter Pulsation

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