Glossary: P

Glossary: P

  • Patient Centered Medical Home

    Patient care is delivered by teams of primary care providers, including physicians, nurses and other ancillary providers.

  • Patient Portal

    Healthcare-related online applications that allow patients to interact and communicate with their healthcare providers

  • Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS)

    Created by American Express, Discover Financial Services, JCB, MasterCard Worldwide, and Visa International, it represents a set of fundamental security requirements, industry tools, and measurements that address the handling of sensitive cardholder information.

  • Personal Health Record (PHR)

    Systematic documentation of a patient's medical history and care, particularly for patient use.

  • Personally Identifying Information (PII)

    Information that can be used to uniquely identify, contact, or locate a single person or can be used with other sources to uniquely identify a single individual.

  • Primary Care Provider (PCP)

    Physician, such as a general practioner or internist, chosen by an individual to serve as his or her health-care professional and capable of handling a variety of health-related problems, of keeping a medical history and medical records on the individual, and of referring the person to specialists as needed.

  • Priority Primary Care Provider (PPCP)

    MD, DO, Nurse Practitioner, Certified Nurse Midwife or dentist, who practices in the following settings:

    • Primary care providers in individual and small practices (10 or less)
    • Public and critical access hospitals
    • FQCHC’s, community health centers and rural health clinics
    • Other settings that serve uninsured, underinsured and medically underserved populations
  • Protected Health Information (PHI)

    Any information relating to an individual’s medical records, health plan beneficiary information, physical or mental health information, or provided health services or any information collected during health service.