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Retention - 1) The act of keeping someone or something; 2) The act of keeping extra liquid, heat, etc., inside the body. Source: Merriam Webster Medical Dictionary Revenue Cycle Management - Administrative tasks associated with getting payment for services rendered. A process that begins with information gathering at registration before services are performed and is completed when a zero balances posting is computed in the patient account record. Source: http://brianrucco.com/Glossary.html Rights and Responsibilities - Rights are not tangible/material items that you can hold, nor change; neither bought, nor sold; and they are undeniable. Responsibilities are norms placed on people via society that direct behavior, and are testaments of one’s aptitude and moral compass. Risk analysis -The process of defining and analyzing the dangers to individuals, businesses and government agencies posed by potential natural and human-caused adverse events. http://searchmidmarketsecurity.techtarget.com/definition/risk-analysis Risk mitigation - The plan(s) for what to do about the risks identified by Risk Analysis. Robotic surgery - Also called computer-assisted surgery, and robotically-assisted surgery are terms for technological developments that use robotic systems to aid in surgical procedures. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robotic_Surgery Robotic Testing - Using robots to test equipment, procedures, materials, software, etc. generally using a specialized suite of test software. Source: Apple Insider Robotics - The branch of technology that deals with the design, construction, operation, and application of robots, as well as computer systems for their control, sensory feedback, and information processing. These technologies deal with automated machines that can take the place of humans in dangerous environments or manufacturing processes, or resemble humans in appearance, behavior, and/or cognition. Many of today's robots are inspired by nature contributing to the field of bio-inspired robotics. Source: InterLink Future Trends in Information Technology Report, www.interlink-ntx.org Rural areas telemedicine - The use of medical information exchanged from one site to another via electronic communications to improve a patient’s clinical health status. Telemedicine includes a growing variety of applications and services using two-way video, email, smart phones, wireless tools and other forms of telecommunications technology. Using telemedicine in rural areas is one way of delivering health care where there are shortages of medical providers. Source: American Telemedicine Association Safety - The condition of being protected from or unlikely to cause danger, risk, or injury. Scanning medical records - Physicians are required by law to maintain a medical record for each patient that completely and accurately documents the person's evaluation and treatment. All records for must be maintained for 10 years - Obstetrical and minor patient records must be held for 10 years or until the patient is 20 1/2 - whichever is longer. Scanning paper-based medical records results in the introduction of an electronic medical record (EMR). Source: NIH.gov Scientific process - The scientific method is a body of techniques for investigating phenomena, acquiring new knowledge, or correcting and integrating previous knowledge. To be termed scientific, a method of inquiry must be based on empirical and measurable evidence subject to specific principles of reasoning. Source: Merriam Webster Medical Dictionary Secure data - Protecting a database from destructive forces and the unwanted actions of unauthorized users. Security – The practice of defending information from unauthorized access, use, disclosure, disruption, modification, perusal, inspection, recording or destruction. Security in Information Technology: Provides "a form of protection where a separation is created between the assets and the threat." These separations are generically called "controls," and sometimes include changes to the asset or the threat. In most security systems, the "weakest link in the chain" is the most important. The situation is asymmetric since the 'defender' must cover all points of attack while the attacker need only identify a single weak point upon which to concentrate. In the IT Realm security includes: Application security; Computing security; Data security; Information security; and Network security. Source: InterLink Future Trends In Information Technology: www.interlink-ntx.org Sensor /Sensors– A device that responds to a physical stimulus (as heat, light, sound, pressure, magnetism, or a particular motion) and transmits a resulting impulse (as for measurement or operating a control). ©Copyright North Central Texas InterLink, Inc. All rights reserved 47