Glossary of Health Care and Medical Terms

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Vital Signs are measures of various physiological statistics, often taken by health professionals, in order to assess the most basic body functions. The HITECH Act requires documentation of vital signs as one of the core CMS meaningful use criteria to qualify for the electronic health record (EHR) Incentive Program.

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