Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS)
A federal agency within the United States Department of Health and Human Services that administers the Medicare program and works in partnership with state governments to administer Medicaid, the State Children’s Health Insurance Program (SCHIP), and health insurance portability standards.
Certification Commission for Health IT (CCHIT)
A recognized certification body (RCB) for electronic health records and their networks. It is an independent, voluntary, private-sector initiative, established by the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA), the Health care Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS), and The National Alliance for Health Information Technology.
Clinical Relationship Manager (CRM)
Responsible for assisting Massachusetts eHealth Institute (MeHI) with developing relationships with providers and their practices in order to successfully implement Health Information Technology (Health IT) and meet the requirements of the Regional Extension Center (REC).
Community Health Centers (CHC)
Health centers spread across the United States that provides comprehensive primary care to 20 million Americans with limited financial resources. CHCs focus on meeting the basic health care needs of their respective communities, providing treatment regardless of an individual’s income or insurance coverage.
Computerized Physician Order Entry (CPOE)
Process of electronic entry of medical practitioner instructions for the treatment of patients under his or her care. These orders are communicated over a computer network to the medical staff or to the departments responsible for fulfilling the order.
Control Objectives for Information and related Technology (COBIT)
Set of best practices for information technology management created by the Information Systems Audit and Control Association (ISACA), and the IT Governance Institute (ITGI) in 1996. COBIT provides a set of generally accepted measures, indicators, processes and best practices to assist in maximizing the benefits derived through the use of information technology and developing appropriate IT governance and control in a company.