Glossary of Health Care and Medical Terms

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see Technical Assistance

TANF: Temporary Assistance for Needy Families, which replaced Aid to Families with Dependent Children (AFDC). TANF provides a range of services to needy families. However, as used in this paper, the term primarily refers to cash assistance.


Turn Around Time or TAT is a term relative to the time of delivery of transcription data

Jerome Osheroff developed quality measures calle the taxonomy of clinical decision support (CDS) interventions. The taxonomy is a method of organizing the info to make it more useful, including forms and templates.The taxonomy is composed of four functional categories: 1) triggers, 2) input data, 3) interventions, and 4) action steps

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