Regional Health Information Organization (RHIO) - An organization that brings together health care stakeholders within a defined geographic area and governs the electronic exchange of health-related information among them for the purpose of improving health and care.
Medicity, Inc. – Offers a secure internet platform that gives physicians single sign-on access to data from hospitals, laboratories and imaging centers.
Health Information Exchange (HIE) – The electronic movement of health-related data and information among organizations according to agreed standards, protocols, and other criteria.
Michigan Health Information Network (MiHIN) – the state of Michigan’s initiative to improve health care quality, cost, efficiency, and patient safety through electronic exchange of health information.
Integrating the Healthcare Enterprise (IHE) – an initiative by healthcare professionals and industry to improve the way computer systems in healthcare share information.
Health Information Technology Standards Panel (HITSP) - an organization created to promote standardization and broad scale interoperability among healthcare applications and information systems.
Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health (HITECH) - a U.S. law that requires data breach notice of unauthorized use or disclosure of unencrypted personal health information.
American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA) – an economic stimulus package that was designed to jumpstart the U.S. economy, create or save millions of jobs, and put a down payment on addressing long-neglected challenges nationally.
Master Patient Index (MPI) - an index referencing all patients known to an area, enterprise or organization.
Record Locator Service (RLS) - holds information authorized by the patient about where authorized information can be found, but not the actual information the records may contain.
National Health Information Network (NHIN) - an initiative for the exchange of healthcare information being developed under the auspices of the U.S. Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC).