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    • Catholic health care

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    • Dentistry

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    • Health care

    • Health care or healthcare is the maintenance or improvement of health via the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of disease, illness, injury, and other physical and mental impairments in human beings. Health care is delivered by health professionals (providers or practitioners) in allied health professions, chiroprac ... Read »


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    • Acronyms in healthcare

    • The following is a partial list of 'initialisms and acronyms commonly used in health care'. The terms listed are used in the English language within the health care systems of various countries. ... Read »


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    • Alma Ata Declaration

    • The Declaration of Alma-Ata was adopted at the International Conference on Primary Health Care (PHC), Almaty (formerly Alma-Ata), Kazakhstan (formerly Kazakh Soviet Socialist Republic), 6–12 September 1978. It expressed the need for urgent action by all governments, all health and development workers, and the worl ... Read »


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    • Cancer Support Community

    • Cancer Support Community

      The Cancer Support Community, or CSC, is the largest professionally led nonprofit network of cancer support worldwide. CSC provides emotional and social support to people affected by cancer through its affiliate locations across the United States and worldwide, as well as online and over the phone. CSC was founded in 2 ... Read »


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    • Cardiovascular & pulmonary physiotherapy


    • Chronic care

    • Chronic care refers to medical care which addresses pre-existing or long term illness, as opposed to acute care which is concerned with short term or severe illness of brief duration. Chronic medical conditions include asthma, diabetes, emphysema, chronic bronchitis, congestive heart disease, cirrhosis of the liver, hy ... Read »


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    • Chronic care management

    • Chronic care management encompasses the oversight and education activities conducted by health care professionals to help patients with chronic diseases and health conditions such as diabetes, high blood pressure, lupus, multiple sclerosis and sleep apnea learn to understand their condition and live successfully with i ... Read »


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    • Clinical audit

    • Clinical audit is 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". The key component of clinical audit is that performance is reviewed (or audited) to ensure t ... Read »


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    • Clinical engineering

    • Clinical engineering is a speciality within biomedical engineering responsible primarily for applying and implementing medical technology to optimize healthcare delivery. Roles of clinical engineers include training and supervising biomedical equipment technicians (BMETs), working with governmental regulators on hospit ... Read »


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    • Clinical Systems and Networks

    • A healthcare system is a set of activities with a common set of objectives. For each objective it is necessary to choose one, or more, criteria that can be used to measure progress or the lack of it. The dataset of criteria provides another of the essential elements of a system – the feedback loop. “ The con ... Read »


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    • Collaborative Care

    • Collaborative Care is a healthcare philosophy and movement that has many names, models, and definitions that often includes the provision of mental health, behavioral health and substance use services in primary care. Common derivatives of the name collaborative care include: "Integrated Care", "Primary Care Behavioral ... Read »


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    • Convalescence

    • Convalescence is the gradual recovery of health and strength after illness or injury. It refers to the later stage of an infectious disease or illness when the patient recovers and returns to normal, but may continue to be a source of infection even if feeling better. In this sense, "recovery" can be considered a synon ... Read »


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    • Decision aids

    • Decision aids are interventions or tools designed to facilitate shared decision making and patient participation in health care decisions. Decision support interventions help people think about choices they face; they describe where and why choice exists; and they provide information about options, including, where re ... Read »


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    • Disease management (health)

    • Disease management is defined as "a system of coordinated healthcare interventions and communications for populations with conditions in which patient self-care efforts are significant." For people who can access health care practitioners or peer support it is the process whereby persons with long-term conditions (and ... Read »


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    • Distributional cost-effectiveness analysis

    • Distributional cost-effectiveness analysis (DCEA) is an extension of standard cost-effectiveness analysis that incorporates concern for both the average levels of outcomes as well as the distribution of outcomes, particularly useful when evaluating interventions to tackle health inequality. ... Read »


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    • Domestic medicine

    • Domestic medicine or domestic health care is the behavioral, nutritional and health care practices, hygiene included, performed in the household and transmitted from one generation to the other. Such knowledge is complementary to the specialized skills of doctors and nurses. Consisting of preventive and curative tools ... Read »


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    • Elderly care

    • Elderly care, or simply eldercare (also known in parts of the English speaking world as aged care), is the fulfillment of the special needs and requirements that are unique to senior citizens. This broad term encompasses such services as assisted living, adult day care, long term care, nursing homes (often referred to ... Read »


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    • Euro health consumer index

    • Euro Health Consumer Index (EHCI) is a comparison of European health care systems based on waiting times, results, and generosity. The information is presented as a graphic index. EHCI was produced 2005–2009 and 2012-2015 by Health Consumer Powerhouse. The 2014 ranking included 37 countries measured by 48 indicato ... Read »


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    • Free-market healthcare

    • In a system of free-market healthcare, prices for healthcare goods and services are set freely by agreement between patients and health care providers, and the laws and forces of supply and demand are free from any intervention by a government, price-setting monopoly, or other authority. A free market contrasts with a ... Read »


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    • Global Health Initiatives

    • Global Health Initiatives (GHIs) are humanitarian initiatives that raise and disburse additional funds for infectious diseases, such as AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria; for immunization; and for strengthening health systems in developing countries. Examples of GHIs are the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relie ... Read »


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    • Health administration

    • Health administration or healthcare administration is the field relating to leadership, management, and administration of public health systems, health care systems, hospitals, and hospital networks. Health systems management or health care systems management describes the leadership and general management of hosp ... Read »


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    • Health advocacy

    • Health advocacy encompasses direct service to the individual or family as well as activities that promote health and access to health care in communities and the larger public. Advocates support and promote the rights of the patient in the health care arena, help build capacity to improve community health and enhance h ... Read »


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    • Indus Health Plus

    • Indus Health Plus

      Indus Health Plus (P) Ltd. is an ISO 9001:2015 Certified Preventive Health Checkup Company. The company provides services through their healthcare delivery partners in Maharashtra, Gujarat, Karnataka, Kerala, Telangana, Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, Goa, Madhya Pradesh, Delhi, Haryana, Uttar Pradesh and Punjab. Recently, ... Read »


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    • Health fair

    • A health fair is an educational and interactive event designed for outreach to provide basic preventive medicine and medical screening to people in the community or employees at work in conjunction with workplace wellness. It can also be a public health intervention. Health fairs are typically offered in the community ... Read »


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    • Health human resources

    • Health human resources (“HHR”) — also known as “human resources for health” (“HRH”) or “health workforce” — is defined as “all people engaged in actions whose primary intent is to enhance health”, according to the World Health Organization's World Health Repor ... Read »


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    • Health humanities

    • Health humanities refers to the application of the creative or fine arts (including visual arts, music, performing arts) and humanities disciplines (including literary studies, languages, law, history, philosophy, religion, etc.) to discourse about, express, and/or promote dimensions of human health and well being. Thi ... Read »


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    • Health professional

    • A health professional, health practitioner or healthcare provider (sometimes simply "provider") is an individual who provides preventive, curative, promotional or rehabilitative health care services in a systematic way to people, families or communities. A health professional may operate within all branches of health ... Read »


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    • Health professional requisites

    • Health professional requisites refer to the regulations used by countries to control the quality of health workers practicing in their jurisdictions and to control the size of the health labour market. They include licensure, certification and proof of minimum training for regulated health professions. In the health c ... Read »


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    • Health system

    • A health system, also sometimes referred to as health care system or as healthcare system, is the organization of people, institutions, and resources that deliver health care services to meet the health needs of target populations. There is a wide variety of health systems around the world, with as many histories and ... Read »


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    • Healthcare Engineering

    • In its succinct definition, “Healthcare Engineering is engineering involved in all aspects of healthcare”. The term “engineering” in this definition covers all engineering disciplines such as Biomedical, Chemical, Civil, Computer, Electrical, Environmental, Industrial, Information, Materials, Mechan ... Read »


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    • Healthcare Information For All

    • Healthcare Information For All (HIFA)

      Healthcare Information For All (HIFA) is a global network of health professionals, publishers, librarians, technologists, researchers, and policymakers. Formerly known as HIFA2015 (Healthcare Information For All by 2015), the network was rebranded as HIFA in 2014. They have over 16,000 members from 2500 separate organi ... Read »


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    • Healthy development measurement tool

    • The Healthy Development Measurement Tool (HDMT), developed by the San Francisco Department of Public Health, provides an approach for evaluating land use planning and urban development with regards to the achievement of human health needs. The HDMT provides a set of baseline data on community health metrics for San Fra ... Read »


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    • History of Health care in Canada

    • Health care in Canada is delivered through a publicly funded health care system, informally called Medicare, which is mostly free at the point of use and has most services provided by private entities. It is guided by the provisions of the Canada Health Act of 1984. The government attempts to ensure the quality of ... Read »


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    • History of the individual shared responsibility provision

    • The individual shared responsibility provision is the official name of the individual mandate imposed by the Affordable Care Act in the United States. The mandate requires most individuals and their families to have a certain minimal amount of health insurance, with certain exemptions. Otherwise, they are required to p ... Read »


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    • History of the Premium tax credit

    • The premium tax credit (PTC) is a refundable tax credit in the United States. It is payable by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) to eligible households that have obtained healthcare insurance by a healthcare exchange (marketplace) in the tax year. It can be paid in advance directly to a healthcare insurance company to ... Read »


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    • Home care

    • Home care, (also referred to as domiciliary care, social care, or in-home care), is supportive care provided in the home. Care may be provided by licensed healthcare professionals who provide medical treatment needs or by professional caregivers who provide daily assistance to ensure the activities of daily living (ADL ... Read »


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    • Information therapy

    • In healthcare, Information therapy is the use of information in order to meet patients' needs and assist them in making decisions regarding their health. This can reduce the cost of healthcare by decreasing the use of healthcare resources, and it can improve the knowledge and medical decision making abilities of patien ... Read »


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    • Institute of Medical Illustrators

    • The Institute of Medical Illustrators (IMI) was established in 1968 in the UK, to set and maintain standards for the medical illustration profession. It is notable for introducing the first Diploma in Medical Illustration in the United Kingdom. Medical illustrators work in the field of healthcare science and create re ... Read »


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    • Integrated care

    • Integrated care, also known as integrated health, co-ordinated care, comprehensive care, seamless care, or transmural care, is a worldwide trend in health care reforms and new organizational arrangements focusing on more coordinated and integrated forms of care provision. Integrated care may be seen as a response to th ... Read »


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    • Integrated delivery system

    • An integrated delivery system (IDS) is a network of health care organizations under a parent holding company. Some IDS have an HMO component, while others are a network of physicians only, or of physicians and hospitals. Thus, the term is used broadly to define an organization that provides a continuum of health care s ... Read »


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    • Interactive patient care

    • Interactive patient care (IPC) refers to an approach in health care that places the emphasis on providing entertainment and educational resources to the patient bedside via the in-room TV. However, momentum is growing for IPC to include more patient-facing interfaces such as mobile, Smart TV, and social applications as ... Read »


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    • Isolation (health care)

    • In health care facilities, isolation represents one of several measures that can be taken to implement infection control: the prevention of contagious diseases from being spread from a patient to other patients, health care workers, and visitors, or from outsiders to a particular patient (reverse isolation). Various fo ... Read »


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    • LaingBuisson

    • LaingBuisson is healthcare consultant in the UK, based in Angel, London. It provides insights, data and analysis of health and social care market structures, policy and strategy. The company was set up in 1986 by William Laing, a healthcare economist and commentator on health and social care. Prior to setting up Laing ... Read »


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    • Lift chair

    • Lift chairs are chairs that feature a powered lifting mechanism that pushes the entire chair up from its base and so assists the user to a standing position. In the United States, lift chairs qualify as Durable Medical Equipment under Medicare Part B. In a February 1989 report released by the Inspector General of the ... Read »


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    • Health literacy

    • Health literacy is the ability to obtain, read, understand and use healthcare information to make appropriate health decisions and follow instructions for treatment. There are multiple definitions of health literacy, in part, because health literacy involves both the context (or setting) in which health literacy demand ... Read »


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    • Long-term care

    • Long-term care (LTC) is a variety of services which help meet both the medical and non-medical needs of people with a chronic illness or disability who cannot care for themselves for long periods. It is common for long-term care to provide custodial and non-skilled care, such as assisting with normal daily tasks like ... Read »


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    • Long Term Care Benefit Plan

    • A Long Term Care Benefit Plan is an option to sell a life insurance policy in return for 30 to 60 percent of the policy value toward long term health care. A funeral benefit payment is made to the account beneficiary when the person receiving care dies. If the benefit amount is spent while the person is still alive, th ... Read »


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    • Long-term care insurance

    • Long-term care insurance (LTC or LTCI) is an insurance product, sold in the United States, United Kingdom and Canada, that helps pay for the cost of long-term care. Long-term care insurance covers care generally not covered by health insurance, Medicare, or Medicaid. Individuals who require long-term care are generall ... Read »


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    • Management services organization

    • A management services organization (MSO) is an entity created to provide management and administrative services to other organizations. A healthcare MSO is an organization owned by a group of physicians, a physician hospital joint venture, or investors in conjunction with physicians. MSOs generally provide practice m ... Read »


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    • MDsave

    • MDsave is an online platform that connects uninsured patients, health savings account holders, and high deductible health insurance patients with medical providers who offer pre-negotiated savings on medical services. MDsave offers medical providers a way to package their services into a single bundled procedure onlin ... Read »


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    • MEDHOST

    • MEDHOST

      Healthcare Information Technology Company Founded in 1984, MEDHOST is a Health Information Technology company based in Nashville, Tennessee with a satellite office in Plano, Texas. Their services streamline clinical workflow, provide patient care, maximize revenue capture, and optimize administrative inefficiencies, a ... Read »


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    • Medical care ratio

    • Medical care ratio (MCR), also known as medical cost ratio, medical loss ratio, and medical benefit ratio, is a metric used in managed health care and health insurance to measure medical costs as a percentage of premium revenues. It is a type of loss ratio, which is a common metric in insurance measuring the percentage ... Read »


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    • Medical escort

    • Medical Escort is a non-emergency medical service provided by Commercial aircraft by medical escort companies and sometimes by self-employed Medical escort freelancers, who typically work for a Medical Repatriation Company. Medical escort is one of three options offered by these medical repatriation companies, they are ... Read »


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    • Medication Administration Record

    • A Medication Administration Record or MAR (eMAR for electronic versions) is the report that serves as a legal record of the drugs administered to a patient at a facility by a health care professional. The MAR is a part of a patient's permanent record on their medical chart. The health care professional signs off on the ... Read »


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    • Midwifery

    • Midwifery

      Midwifery, as known as obstetrics, is a health science and health profession that deals with pregnancy, childbirth, and the postpartum period (including care of the newborn), besides sexual and reproductive health of women throughout their lives. In many countries, midwifery is a medical profession (special for its ind ... Read »


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    • Negative room pressure

    • Negative room pressure is an isolation technique used in hospitals and medical centres to prevent cross-contaminations from room to room. It includes a ventilation system that generates negative pressure to allow air to flow into the isolation room but not escape from the room, as air will naturally flow from areas wit ... Read »


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    • Nosokinetics

    • Nosokinetics is the science/subject of measuring and modelling the process of care in health and social care systems.Nosokinetics brings together the Greek words for noso: disease and kinetics: movement. Black box models are currently used to plan changes in health and social care systems. These input-output models ov ... Read »


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    • Nursing assessment

    • Nursing assessment is the gathering of information about a patient's physiological, psychological, sociological, and spiritual status by a licensed Registered Nurse. Nursing assessment is the first step in the Nursing process. The Nursing assessment can not be delegated to unlicensed personnel. It differs from a medica ... Read »


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    • Open Source Drug Discovery

    • Open Source Drug Discovery is a Council of Scientific and Industrial Research, India (CSIR)-led Team India Consortium with global participation. offering a collaborative drug discovery platform for neglected tropical diseases like leishmaniasis, which draw limited attention of research, based pharmaceutical enterprises ... Read »


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    • Option grid

    • Option Grid is the name for a tool for patients and providers to use together when they are discussing and deciding what best to do about possible options, either treatments or tests. The grid is published in the form of a summary table to enable comparisons between multiple potential treatments or options. The grids d ... Read »


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    • Options counseling

    • In human services, options counseling or long-term support options counseling is a person-centered service for older individuals, persons with disabilities, or their caregivers. It is defined as "an interactive decision-support process whereby consumers, family members and/or significant others are supported in their d ... Read »


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    • Patient Activation Measure

    • The Patient Activation Measure (PAM) is a commercial product which assesses an individual's knowledge, skill, and confidence for managing one's health and healthcare. Individuals who measure high on this assessment typically understand the importance of taking a pro-active role in managing their health and have the ski ... Read »


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    • Patient navigators

    • Patient navigators educate and assist United States citizens in enrolling into health benefit plans stipulated in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA). Patient navigators are also called “insurance navigators” or “in-person assisters” who have defined roles under the ACA. Although th ... Read »


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    • Patient safety organization

    • A patient safety organization (PSO) is a group, institution or association that improves medical care by reducing medical errors. In the 1990s, reports in several countries revealed a staggering number of patient injuries and deaths each year due to avoidable adverse health care events. In the United States, the Instit ... Read »


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    • Patient-centered outcomes

    • Patient-centered outcomes are outcomes from medical care that are important to patients. The medical community/research focuses on the standard metrics related to survival and physiological outcomes (how well is the part of the body being treated?). In patient-centered outcomes research, they also focus on outcomes imp ... Read »


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    • Patient-initiated violence

    • Patient-initiated violence is a specific form of workplace violence that affects healthcare workers that is the result of verbal, physical, or emotional abuse from a patient or family members of whom they have assumed care. Nurses represent the highest percentage of affected workers however other roles include physicia ... Read »


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    • Pediatric assessment triangle

    • The Pediatric Assessment Triangle is a tool used in emergency medicine to form a general impression of a pediatric patient. In emergency medicine, a general impression is formed the first time the medical professional views the patient, usually within seconds. The Pediatric Assessment Triangle is used as a method of qu ... Read »


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    • Person-centered care

    • Person-centred care refers to a concept of health care where the patients actively participate in their own medical treatment in close cooperation with the health professionals. Sometimes relatives are also included in creating the health plan The person-centred model of health care is used both for in and out patients ... Read »


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    • Pharmaceutical care

    • Pharmaceutical care is the direct or indirect responsible provision of drug therapy for the purpose of achieving the elimination or reduction of a patient's symptomatology; arresting or slowing of a disease process; or preventing a disease or symptomatology. Definition The mission of the pharmacist is to provide pharm ... Read »


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    • Philosophy of healthcare

    • The philosophy of healthcare is the study of the ethics, processes, and people which constitute the maintenance of health for human beings. (Although veterinary concerns are worthy to note, the body of thought regarding their methodologies and practices is not addressed in this article.) For the most part, however, the ... Read »


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    • Physician engagement

    • Physician engagement is the process of bringing physicians together with other healthcare stakeholders to continuously improve care and the patient experience. It is measured by physicians’ increased satisfaction and loyalty to their affiliated organizations, as well as better alignment on key cost and quality imp ... Read »


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    • Point of care

    • Clinical point of care is when clinicians deliver healthcare products and services to patients at the time of care. Documentation performed at the time of clinical point of care can be conducted using paper or electronic formats. This process aims to capture medical information pertaining to patient's healthcare n ... Read »


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    • Prescriptive analytics

    • Prescriptive analytics is the third and final phase of analytics (BA) which also includes descriptive and predictive analytics. Referred to as the "final frontier of analytic capabilities," prescriptive analytics entails the application of mathematical and computational sciences suggests decision options to take advan ... Read »


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    • Progress note

    • Progress Notes are the part of a medical record where healthcare professionals record details to document a patient's clinical status or achievements during the course of a hospitalization or over the course of outpatient care. Reassessment data may be recorded in the Progress Notes, Master Treatment Plan (MTP) and/or ... Read »


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    • Quality of life (healthcare)

    • In general, quality of life (QoL or QOL) is the perceived of an individual's daily life, that is, an assessment of their or lack thereof. This includes all emotional, social, and physical aspects of the individual's life. In health care, health-related quality of life (HRQoL) is an assessment of how the individual's ... Read »


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    • Relaxology

    • Relaxology is broad term used to reference many relaxation-related techniques, products and experiences. In the United States, relaxology is a light-touch full-body relaxation technique similar to massage. In Europe, relaxology is offered as a form of stress management therapy. ... Read »


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    • Revenue Cycle Management

    • Revenue Cycle Management is the process used by healthcare systems in the United States to track the revenue from their patients from their initial appointment or encounter with the healthcare system to their final payment of balance. The cycle can be defined as, "all administrative and clinical functions that contribu ... Read »


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    • Second opinion

    • A second opinion is an opinion on a matter disputed by two or more parties. In legal cases, a second opinion which contradicts the opinion of a jointly retained expert may be disregarded as not being impartial. In cases such as car repairs, a second opinion should be obtained in writing, and the original garage g ... Read »


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    • Self-care

    • In health care, self-care is any necessary human regulatory function which is under individual control, deliberate and self-initiated. Some place self-care on a continuum with health care providers at the opposite end to self-care. In modern medicine, preventive medicine aligns most closely with self-care. A lack of a ... Read »


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    • Sick leave

    • Sick leave (or paid sick days or sick pay) is time off from work that workers can use to stay home to address their health and safety needs without losing pay. Paid sick leave is a statutory requirement in many nations. Most European, many Latin American, a few African and a few Asian countries have legal requirements ... Read »


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    • Social franchising

    • Social franchising is the application of commercial franchising concepts to achieve socially beneficial ends, rather than profit. Social franchising is the application of the principles of commercial franchising to promote social benefit rather than private profit. In the first sense, it refers to a contractual r ... Read »


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    • Socialized medicine

    • Socialized medicine is a term used to describe and discuss systems of universal health care: medical and hospital care for all at a nominal cost by means of government regulation of health care and subsidies derived from taxation. Because of historically negative associations with socialism in American culture, the ter ... Read »


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    • Systems medicine

    • Systems medicine is an interdisciplinary field of study that looks at the systems of the human body as part of an integrated whole, incorporating biochemical, physiological, and environment interactions. Systems medicine draws on systems science and systems biology, and considers complex interactions within the human b ... Read »


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