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Community Health - A field of public health is a discipline which concerns itself with the study and improvement of the health characteristics of biological communities. Community Health Education - A social science that draws from the biological, environmental, psychological, physical and medical sciences to promote health and prevent disease, disability and premature death by educating individuals and communities to voluntarily change their behaviors to improve their health and well-being. Community outreach - An activity of providing services to populations who might not otherwise have access to those services. Competencies - Abilities or skills. Source: Merriam-Webster Complexity of medical health problems - Complexity in the health care environment involves understanding why medical practice is a complex adaptive system and how to work within such a system to achieve the best outcomes. Compliance - The act or process of doing what you have been asked or ordered to do : the act or process of complying; the act or process of complying to a desire, demand, proposal, or regimen or to coercion Complying: To do what you have been asked or ordered to do. Comprehension - The act or action of grasping with the intellect; the capacity for understanding fully; the act or process of comprising; knowledge gained by comprehending Computer aided design (CAD) - Programs are interactive graphic programs that automate the methodologies of drafting and design layouts. A few programs are successful enough so that it is difficult to justify designing layouts manually. Applications include integrated circuits and printed circuit boards. Source: Gartner IT Glossary Computer Assisted Coding - The use of computer software that automatically generates a set of medical codes for review/validation and/or use based upon clinical documentation provided by healthcare practitioners. Computer auto suggested coding - The use of computer software that automatically suggests and generates a set of medical codes for review/validation and/or use based upon clinical documentation provided by healthcare practitioners. Computer programming - A sequence of instructions, stored in any medium, that can be interpreted and executed by a computer; called most frequently a program. Computerized teaching - A teaching process that uses a computer in the presentation of instructional materials, often in a way that requires the student to interact with it. Connectivity - The quality, state, or capability of being connective or connected; the ability to connect to or communicate with another computer or computer system Consumption modeling - Describes how supply is separated from demand, and that service capacity is created just-in-time. Services are generated from an approved inventory stored in a service catalog (self-service, if you're in IT); with each service having clear pricing. The pricing could be variable and "consumption based" that is, it's not only metered, but based on both true cost as well as opportunity cost for access to the infrastructure. Lastly, the consumption model can also include services brokering - that is, it can include services generated from outside IT as well as those generated within/by IT. Both sources are equally valid, so long as IT still provides common governance, access, pricing and secure delivery to internal LoB customers. http://fountnhead.blogspot.com/2011/08/it-as-service-models-for-consumption.html Continuum of care - Interrelated and connected range of services ranging from home and community-based programs to institutionalization as needed by seniors at various stages of disability. Contract skills - The knowledge, skills and ability to understand formal and legally binding agreements and the ability to negotiate the terms and conditions of the agreement. Contracts - A legal agreement between people, companies, etc.; a document on which the words of a contract are written. Source: Merriam-Webster Control groups - A group in a scientific experiment where the factor being tested is not applied so that it may serve as a standard for comparison against another group where the factor is applied. ┬ęCopyright North Central Texas InterLink, Inc. All rights reserved 30