This article defines acronyms and terms of interest to pediatric practices and the PCC community. PCC has created this for the use of our clients, for our own internal use, and for searching purposes. If you have an acronym or term you’d like added to this glossary, send it to email@example.com.
21st Century Cures Act
PCC and other vendors use C-CDA-formatted files to transmit medical information. You can create a C-CDA for a patient record using the Summary of Care Record Report or for a single visit using the Patient Visit Summary. Patients and families can export a C-CDA from MyKidsChart. PCC even includes a C-CDA Batch Export Tool.
fame. The name is an acronym for Family Editor. In PCC EHR, users edit family and account information in components in the patients chart or in tools like Patient Checkin.
HIPAA has provisions for maintaining your health insurance when you switch employers, it created guidelines around medical savings accounts, and effected other aspects of healthcare.
When most people talk about HIPAA, however, they are talking about the Title II sections on privacy, rules around information transactions, and security
For more information, read HIPAA, Security Risk Assessments, and the Pediatric Practice.
- Improve quality, safety, efficiency, and reduce health disparities
- Engage patients and family
- Improve care coordination, and population and public health
- Maintain privacy and security of patient health information
For more information, visit HealthIt.gov’s Definitions Page for Meaningful Use.
notjane. The name is a tongue-in-cheek acronym for Not Just Another Editor. In PCC EHR, users edit patient and account information in components in the patient’s chart or in tools like Patient Checkin.
PCMH encompasses a philosophy of patient care as well as a set of standards. It is an approach to care where “practices seek to improve the quality, effectiveness, and efficiency of the care they deliver while responding to each patient’s unique needs and preferences.” (AAFP.org)
Various state and local organizations, insurance carriers, and other governing bodies have adopted the PCMH standard and created paid incentive programs for practices that implement these principles.
pip. The name is an acronym for Post Insurance Payments.