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Glossary of Terms and Acronyms Related to e-Health

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A technique or methodology that, through experience and research, has shown to reliably lead to a desired result.

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Technology that uses some human biological feature (e.g. fingerprint, voice pattern, retina scan, or signature dynamics) to uniquely identify an individual.

A structured proposal for business improvement that functions as a decision package for organizational decision-makers. A business case includes an analysis of business process performance and associated needs or problems, proposed alternative solutions, assumptions, constraints, and a risk-adjusted cost-benefit analysis.

Reference: Interoperability Clearinghouse Glossary of Terms, http://www.ichnet.org/

Habitual or customary actions or acts in which an organization engages. Also used in the plural to describe a set of business operations that are routinely followed.

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A set of related work tasks designed to produce a specific desired programmatic (business) result. The process involves multiple parties internal or external to the organization and frequently cuts across organization boundaries.

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The effort to understand an organization and its purpose while identifying the activities, participants and information flows that enable the organization to do its work. The output of the business process analysis phase is a model of the business processes consisting of a set of diagrams and textual descriptions to be used for design or redesign of business processes.

Reference: http://www.phii.org/

A set of related work tasks designed to produce a specific desired programmatic (business) result. The process involves multiple parties internal or external to the organization and frequently cuts across organization boundaries.

Reference: http://www.phii.org/

The effort to improve the performance of an organization's business processes and increase customer satisfaction. Business process redesign seeks to restructure tasks and workflow to be more effective and more efficient.

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A set of statements that define or constrain some aspect of the business process. Business rules are intended to assert business structure or to control or influence the behavior of the health agency (business).

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Updated Monday, May 01, 2017 at 10:33AM