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Health Information Exchange (HIE) - A regional collaboration among independent healthcare organizations for sharing clinical information. Often, administrative information is shared as well. HIEs may be categorized in terms of their approach to governance. In some countries, they may be run by a governmental agency. Other HIEs may be run by nonprofit corporations with a board of governors that represent community stakeholders. Still others are lines of business of for-profit vendors. A final form of HIE is funded and controlled by healthcare delivery organizations (HDOs) to meet their own business concerns, rather than being neutral to all community stakeholders. Source: Gartner IT Glossary Health Information Technology (Health IT) – As defined by ONC Health Information Technology: a Tool to Help Clinicians Do What They Value Most Fact Sheet: Health IT is an important tool encompasses a wide range of electronic technologies that can be used to improve clinical practice and patient health. Health IT enables (1) Access up-to-date evidence-based clinical guidelines and decision support, (2) Improves the quality of care and safety to patients (3) Provides proactive health maintenance for patients and (5) Supports coordination of patients’ care with other providers through the secure and private sharing of clinical information Healthcare Gaming - Within healthcare, the possibilities and scope of where gaming can go are endless, video games, virtual reality games, games played on computers, and mobile applications can be used to help treat a learning disability, help children keep up with their medications, as a form of pain control, to keep people active, as physical therapy or rehab, to train doctors on new techniques, to prepare doctors for emergency situations, and many other uses. Hearing - The sense through which a person or animal is aware of sound: the ability to hear; the distance within which someone's voice can be heard; an opportunity to explain why you did, said, or believe something. Source: Merriam-Webster Herbal treatment - The use of plants or plant extracts for medicinal purposes (especially plants that are not part of the normal diet). HIPPA (Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act) - Effective in August 1997, calls for electronic data interchange (EDI) use in medical transactions and also calls for protecting patient healthcare information. Enterprises face fines of up to $250,000 and 10 years imprisonment for wrongfully disclosing patient information. Source: Gartner IT Glossary Holistic medicine - Doctrine of prevention and treatment that emphasizes looking at the whole person—body, mind, emotions, and environment—rather than a single function or organ. It promotes use of a wide range of health practices and therapies, including acupuncture, homeopathy, and nutrition, stressing “self-care” with traditional commonsense essentials. In the extreme, it may accord equal validity to a wide range of health-care approaches, some incompatible and not all scientific. It does not ignore mainstream Western medical practices but does not see them as the only effective therapies. Source: Encyclopedia Britannica Concise Holograms - A special kind of picture that is produced by a laser and that looks three-dimensional. Source: Merriam -Webster Home health care - Supportive care provided in the home and may be provided by licensed healthcare professionals who provide medical care needs or by professional caregivers who provide daily care to help to ensure the activities of daily living (ADL's) are met. Home therapy - Activities the patient can do, under the instructions of the chiropractic physician, to assist in their recovery; includes ice/heat, exercises, diet and moderation of activities of daily living. Source: http://www.dreashealthcare.com/glossary Hospice - A facility or program designed to provide a caring environment for meeting the physical and emotional needs of the terminally ill Hospital politics - The activities and culture associated with the governance of a hospital or other healthcare setting, Hospital setting - The different clinical areas within a hospital. Human Interaction and Expectations (HCI) - An automated system designed to recognize a user's affective states-in order to become more human-like, more effective, and more efficient by modulating nonverbal communicative cues (facial expressions, body movements, and vocal and physiological reactions). ©Copyright North Central Texas InterLink, Inc. All rights reserved 36