Electronic Data Interchange
Structured transmission of data between organizations by electronic means
Electronic Health Record (EHR)
As defined in the ARRA, an Electronic Health Record (EHR) means an electronic record of health-related information on an individual that includes patient demographic and clinical health information, such as medical histories and problem lists; and has the capacity to provide clinical decision support; to support physician order entry; to capture and query information relevant to health care quality; and to exchange electronic health information with, and integrate such information from other sources.
Electronic Medical Record (EMR)
An electronic record of health-related information on an individual that conforms to nationally recognized interoperability standards ant that can be created, managed, and consulted by authorized clinicians and staff across more than one health care organization.
Executive Office of Health and Human Services (EOHSS)
Massachusetts state agency that offers assistance to the state’s most needy and vulnerable citizens.