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Healthcare Information Technology Exam Guide for CompTIA Healthcare IT Technician and HIT Pro Certifications by Brian Gugerty, Kathleen McCormick

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Population health and clinical care are complementary processes. The types of data required by both are the same, but which patients they require data for are different because population health focuses on specific conditions relevant to the health of populations while clinical care focuses on one patient at a time. Data generated by providers in the course of clinical care, such as diagnoses, medication prescribed, immunizations administered, and laboratory test results, can be very useful for public health use cases, and HIPAA provides specific exemptions that allow covered entities to share specific types of data with public health. The data transmission and coding standards are essentially the same for public health applications, ...

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