Glossary of Health Care and Medical Terms

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Health Level Seven (HL7) is the interoperability standard that allows electronic health record data to be shared and exchanged between health care providers. Sharing medical records is a requirement to qualify for the HITECH Act meaningful use EHR incentive program. It is the basis for Health Information Exchange (HIE)

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