Commonly Used HIT Terms

The following sections define commonly used HIT terms.

Terms Related to EHR Implementation

Barcode medication administration This is the process of using a barcode scanner to ensure the right medication is administered at the proper time to the correct patient.

Benefits realization analysis In an EMR deployment context, this refers to a list of predetermined potential benefits (such as decreased turnaround times for orders and fewer severe adverse medication errors) and their measurement before and following EMR deployment.

Billing systems These are often distinct systems linking to diagnostic codes representing services performed.

Biomedical device interface This is the connection via some type of intermediary device ...

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