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Machine to machine communication (M2M) - Is used for automated data transmission and measurement between mechanical or electronic devices. The key components of an M2M system are: Field-deployed wireless devices with embedded sensors or RFIDWireless communication networks with complementary wireline access includes, but is not limited to cellular communication, Wi-Fi, ZigBee, WiMAX, wireless LAN (WLAN), generic DSL (xDSL) and fiber to the x (FTTx). http://www.gartner.com/it-glossary/machineto-machine-m2m-communications/ Maintenance and Repair - Experts who combine extensive training with experience spent maintaining and repairing machines. Marketing - The process or technique of promoting, selling, and distributing a product or service. Massage therapy - The manipulation of superficial and deeper layers of muscle and connective tissue using various techniques, to enhance function, aid in the healing process, decrease muscle reflex activity, inhibit motor-neuron excitability, promote relaxation and well-being, and as a recreational activity. Source: WebMD Medicaid - The United States health program for families and individuals with low income and resources. The Health Insurance Association of America describes Medicaid as a "government insurance program for persons of all ages whose income and resources are insufficient to pay for health care." Medicaid is the largest source of funding for medical and health-related services for people with low income in the United States. It is a means-tested program that is jointly funded by the state and federal governments and managed by the states, [1] with each state currently having broad leeway to determine who is eligible for its implementation of the program. States are not required to participate in the program, although all currently do. Medicaid recipients must be U.S. citizens or legal permanent residents, and may include low-income adults, their children, and people with certain disabilities. Poverty alone does not necessarily qualify someone for Medicaid. Source: (America's Health Insurance Plans (HIAA) Medical anatomy - The branch of science concerned with the bodily structure of humans, animals, and other living organisms, especially as revealed by dissection and the separation of parts. Source: MedicalNewsToday.com Medical art - Artists who use their talents, skills and knowledge in the medical field. May include: Medical illustrator - a professional artist who interprets and creates visual material to help record and disseminate medical, biological and related knowledge, and artists who perform reconstructive cosmetics such as tattooing. Medical Assistants - An allied health occupation that perform administrative and/or clinical tasks to support the work of physicians and other health professionals. Source : WEBMD Medical audit - A process that has been defined as "a quality improvement process that seeks to improve patient care and outcomes through systematic review of care against explicit criteria and the implementation of change". Source: Merriam Webster Medical Dictionary Medical home technology - Development and universal implementation of a comprehensive electronic infrastructure to support information functions of the medical home. These functions include (1) timely and continuous management and tracking of health data and services over a patient's lifetime for all providers, patients, families, and guardians, (2) comprehensive organization and secure transfer of health data during patient-care transitions between providers, institutions, and practices, (3) establishment and maintenance of central coordination of a patient's health information among multiple repositories (including personal health records and information exchanges), (4) translation of evidence into actionable clinical decision support, and (5) reuse of archived clinical data for continuous quality improvement. Source: Council on Clinical Information Technology Medical knowledge for Billing Staff - Understanding of medical practices and terminology by those who perform billing responsibilities. Source: Industry Health Care Though Leaders Medical law - The branch of law which concerns the prerogatives and responsibilities of medical professionals and the rights of the patient. It should not be confused with medical jurisprudence, which is a branch of medicine, rather than a branch of law. The main branches of medical law are the law on confidentiality, negligence and torts in relation to medical treatment (most notably medical malpractice), and criminal law in the field of medical practice and treatment. Ethics and medical practice is a growing field. Source: WebMD Medical librarians - Medical librarians provide health information, such as new medical treatments, clinical and standard trials, procedures, tests and equipment, to physicians, nurses, and other allied health professionals. They teach physicians, medical students, and other allied health professionals how to use medical-related software programs, online resources, search engines, and how to search the Internet for up-to-date evidence-based medicine and other medical information. They help patients find information, answer consumer health questions, and provide general information to the health care industry Source: Medical Library Association Medical physiology - Physiology is the study of the function of body parts and the body as a whole. Source: MedicalNewsToday.com ┬ęCopyright North Central Texas InterLink, Inc. All rights reserved 40