Glossary of Terms and Acronyms Related to e-Health

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An electronic demographic database with information on every patient registered at a health care organization. Enterprise master patient/person index (EMPI): A database that encompasses information for every patient or person in an enterprise (an organization that has multiple systems or a group of organizations with separate systems).


An MPI means an electronic database that holds unique identifiers of patients registered at a care facility and is used by a state-certified health information exchange service provider to enable health information exchange among health care providers that are not related health care entities as defined in section 144.291, subdivision 2, paragraph (U). This does not include data that are submitted to the commissioner for public health purposes required or permitted by law, including any rules adopted by the commissioner.

Reference: Minnesota Statute 62J.498, Subdivision 1, paragraph (k)

See also: RLS

See: Promoting Interoperability

An electronic transaction that a health care provider must exchange to receive Medicare or Medicaid incentives or avoid Medicare penalties pursuant to sections 4101, 4102, and 4201 of the HITECH Act.

Reference: Minnesota Statute 62J.498, Subdivision 1, paragraph (m)

A distinct service or group of services performed by licensed pharmacists that optimize therapeutic outcomes for individual patients. Services are independent of, but can occur in conjunction with, the provision of a medication product, and encompass a broad range of professional activities and responsibilities within the licensed pharmacist's, or other qualified health care provider's, scope of practice.

Source: adapted from https://www.aphafoundation.org/medication-therapy-management

MMIS is the largest health care payment system in Minnesota, and one of the largest payment systems in the nation. Health care providers throughout the county – as well as DHS and county staff – use MMIS to pay the medical bills and managed care payments for over 525,000 Minnesotans enrolled in Minnesota Health Care Programs. These public programs provide health care services to low-income families and children, low-income elderly people and individuals who have physical and/or developmental disabilities, mental illness or who are chronically ill.

Reference: https://www.dhs.state.mn.us/main/idcplg?IdcService=GET_DYNAMIC_CONVERSION&RevisionSelectionMethod=LatestReleased&dDocName=id_000401

The Minnesota Electronic Disease Surveillance System (MEDSS) is an electronic disease surveillance system that allows public health officials to receive, manage, process, and analyze disease-related data. MEDSS offers new tools for automatic disease reporting, case investigations, and case follow-up within the state of Minnesota. It is an integrative system allowing easy sharing and connecting among MDH, physicians and local public health.

Reference: https://www.health.state.mn.us/diseases/reportable/medss/index.html

The Minnesota Immunization Information Connection (MIIC) is a program among health care providers, parents, public health agencies, and schools aimed at preventing disease through immunization. MIIC uses a confidential, computerized information system, also known as an immunization registry, which contains a complete and accurate record of a person's immunizations, no matter where they got those shots.

Reference: https://www.health.state.mn.us/people/immunize/miic/index.html

The Minnesota e-Health Advisory Committee is a legislatively established private-public collaboration responsible for advising the Commissioner of Health and dedicated to accelerating the adoption of health information technology in Minnesota. This group addresses high-level strategic issues and recommends policy for data exchange between public health and health care providers.

Reference: https://www.health.state.mn.us/facilities/ehealth/index.html

Updated Friday, 06-Mar-2020 09:43:20 CST