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Clinical - Of, relating to, or conducted in or as if in a clinic: involving or concerned with the direct observation and treatment of living patients; of, relating to, based on, or characterized by observable and diagnosable symptoms of disease; applying objective or standardized methods Clinical diagnostics - The art or act of identifying a condition, disorder or disease from its signs and symptoms. Clinical documentation - The documentation of medical conditions evaluated and treated, including the patient's health history, past and present illnesses, and treatment of a patient within a healthcare setting. Clinical research - A branch of medical science that determines the safety and effectiveness of medications, devices, diagnostic products and treatment regimens intended for human use. Clinical Rotations - Medical education A period in which a medical student in the clinical part of his/her education passes through various 'working' services3 in 1-4 month blocks. Source: Webopedia Clinical Technologist - A laboratory professional who has all the skills possessed by a clinical laboratory technician as well as the ability to perform complex analyses, fine line discrimination, and correction of errors. This technologist assumes responsibility and is held accountable for accurate results and establishes and monitors quality control and quality assurance programs, designing or modifying procedures as necessary. Clinical thinking - The intellectually disciplined process of actively and skillfully conceptualizing, applying, analyzing, synthesizing, and/or evaluating information gathered from, or generated by, observation, experience, reflection, reasoning, or communication, as a guide to belief and action. Clinical understanding for specific services - Pertaining to healthcare or ancillary services offered by providers within a healthcare setting such as radiology, laboratory testing, and other specific services ordered by a physician or healthcare professional. Cloning - Recreating a plant or animal that is grown from one cell of its parent and that has exactly the same genes as its parent; producing a product (such as a computer) that is a copy of another product produced by a well-known company. Source: MerriamWebster Cloud - Globalized/centralized system Cloud Services - A large storage area that is used and shared by many users spread within a confined area or globally over internet in a real time scenario or real time environment. Cloud storage - A model of networked online storage where data is stored in virtualized pools of storage which are generally hosted by third parties. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) - Previously known as the Health Care Financing Administration (HCFA), is a federal agency within the United States Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) that administers the Medicare program and works in partnership with state governments to administer Medicaid, the State Children's Health Insurance Program (SCHIP), and hea lth insurance portability standards. In addition to these programs, CMS has other responsibilities, including the administrative simplification standards from the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA), quality standards in long-term care facilities (more commonly referred to as nursing homes) through its survey and certification process, and clinical laboratory quality standards under the Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments. Source: www.medicaid.gov Collaboration - The act of working with another person or group in order to achieve or do something. Source: Merriam-Webster Colloids - Substance consisting of particles that, although too tiny to be seen with the unaided eye (typically 1 nanometer to 10 micrometers), are substantially larger than atoms and ordinary molecules and that are dispersed in a continuous phase. Source: Encyclopedia Britannica Concise Combined skills - The ability to use one's knowledge effectively and readily in execution or performance on multiple tasks. Common language - A language systematically used to make communication possible between people not sharing the same language, in particular when it is a third language, distinct from both primary languages Communication - The act or process of using words, sounds, signs, or behaviors to express or exchange information or to express your ideas, thoughts, feelings, etc., to someone else. Source: Merriam-Webster ┬ęCopyright North Central Texas InterLink, Inc. All rights reserved 29