Glossary of Terms and Acronyms Related to e-Health

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Value Proposition:
The logical link between action and payoff that knowledge management must create to be effective; e.g., customer intimacy, product-to-market excellence, and operational excellence [Carla O'Dell & C.Jackson Grayson]. Reference: Interoperability Clearinghouse Glossary of Terms, http://www.ichnet.org/glossary.htm

VHA (Veterans Health Administration): The Veterans Health Administration (VHA) provides all health care services to veterans through VA Medical Centers, Ambulatory Care and Community-Based Outpatient Clinics and more. The VHA is a pioneer in the development and use of electronic health records.
Reference: http://www1.va.gov/health/default.asp  

VISTA (Veterans Information Systems Technology Architecture) Value Proposition:
http://ccbh.ehealthinitiative.org/communities/community.aspx?Section=105&Category=142&Document=696

VOI (Value on Investment): A VOI evaluation analyzes an investment based on numerous quantitative and qualitative measures beyond the standard financial considerations. See also: ROI

VOIP (Voice Over Internet Protocol): is a technology that allows you to make voice calls using a broadband Internet connection instead of a regular (or analog) phone line. Reference: http://www.fcc.gov/voip/

VPN (Virtual Private Network): A network that uses public connections, such as the Internet, to link users but relies on encryption and other security measures to ensure that only authorized users can access the network.

Updated Monday, 14-Feb-2011 11:13:41 CST