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Policy and Procedures - A set of policies are principles, rules, and guidelines formulated or adopted by an organization to reach its long-term goals and typically published in a booklet or other form that is widely accessible. Policies and procedures are designed to influence and determine all major decisions and actions, and all activities take place within the boundaries set by them. Procedures are the specific methods employed to express policies in action in day-to-day operations of the organization. Together, policies and procedures ensure that a point of view held by the governing body of an organization is translated into steps that result in an outcome compatible with that view. Source: www.businessdictionary.com Policy riders - Additional clause, document, or slip of paper that adds, alters, amends, or removes the provisions of an associated or attached agreement or contract (such as an insurance policy) or a negotiable instrument. Source: http://www.businessdictionary.com Poly Pharmacy - The practice of administering many different medicines especially concurrently for the treatment of the same disease. Source: Merriam Webster Medical Dictionary Population health - The health outcomes of a group of individuals, including the distribution of such outcomes within the group. It is an approach to health that aims to improve the health of an entire human population. Source: Merriam Webster Medical Dictionary Power Generation, Consumption, Management - Integrated design, build and operate solutions for the Power industry that covers IT for multi-fuel power generation from a diverse mix of fossil fuels, renewables and biomass sources in operations, maintenance, metering, trading, billing, real-time enterprise asset management, GIS, SCADA systems (EMS, DMS) and all corporate applications. Source: InterLink Future Trends in Information Technology Report, www.interlink-ntx.org Practitioners - A practitioner is someone who engages in an occupation, profession, religion, or way of life, such as a Medical Practitioner. Source: Wikipedia Prediction – Something that is forecasted based on current trends. Predictive analytics - The area of data mining concerned with forecasting probabilities and trends. http://searchdatamanagement.techtarget.com/definition/predictive-modeling Predictive modeling (role based) – A commonly used statistical technique to predict future behavior. Predictive modeling solutions are a form of data-mining technology that works by analyzing historical and current data and generating a model to help predict future outcomes. In predictive modeling, data is collected, a statistical model is formulated, predictions are made, and the model is validated (or revised) as additional data becomes available. http://www.gartner.com/it-glossary/predictive-modeling/ Predictive modeling/prescriptive - A process used in predictive analytics to create a statistical model of future behavior. Pre-hospital - Occurring before or during transportation (as of a trauma victim) to a hospital Source: Merriam Webster Medical Dictionary Prescreening - To screen in advance; screen before a more detailed process. Source: Merriam Webster Medical Dictionary Preventative maintenance - The care and servicing by personnel for the purpose of maintaining equipment and facilities in satisfactory operating condition by providing for systematic inspection, detection, and correction of incipient failures either before they occur or before they develop into major defects. Source: Wikipedia Preventative medicine - The specialty of medical practice that focuses on the health of individuals, communities, and defined populations. Its goal is to protect, promote, and maintain health and well-being and to prevent disease, disability, and death. Preventive medicine specialists have core competencies in biostatistics, epidemiology, environmental and occupational medicine, planning and evaluation of health services, management of health care organizations, research into causes of disease and injury in population groups, and the practice of prevention in clinical medicine. They apply knowledge and skills gained from the medical, social, economic, and behavioral sciences. Preventive medicine has three specialty areas with common core knowledge, skills, and competencies that emphasize different populations, environments, or practice settings: aerospace medicine, occupational medicine, and public health and general preventive medicine. Source: American Board of Preventative Medicine Privacy - What personal information can be shared with whom; Whether messages can be exchanged without anyone else seeing them; Whether and how one can send messages anonymously. http://searchdatamanagement.techtarget.com/definition/privacy Privacy Laws (HIPPA)- The U.S. Government Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPPA) regulates: HIPAA Privacy Rule, protects the privacy of individually identifiable health information; the HIPAA Security Rule, sets national standards for the security of electronic protected health information; the HIPAA Breach Notification Rule, requires covered entities and business associates to provide notification following a breach of unsecured protected health information; and the confidentiality provisions of the Patient Safety Rule, which protect identifiable information being used to analyze patient safety events and improve patient safety. 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