Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 - Federal
law which addresses the protection of security and confidentiality
of health information.
Protected Health Information - That personal medical information
subject to protection according to the provisions of HIPAA.
Pre-Hospital Electronic Medical Records System which provides a
method for EMS providers to enter patient data into a central database.
PreMis form refers to the patient information record filled out
by EMS personnel.
Emergency Medical Services.
Emergency Medical Technician
Personal Digital Assistant - Handheld device used to enter, store
and/or transmit data.
Designated Record Set - That individual record established by the
health care provider for the puirpose of making decisions regarding
patient care. DSR contains only HIPAA covered protected health information.
Such record does not contain any information used for operational
purposes, quality assurance or other purposes.
Family Medical Leave Act of 1993 - Federal law which guarantees
up to 12 weeks of leave per calendar year (paid or unpaid) for eligible
Americans with Disabilities Act - A Federal law established to ensure
equal opportunity to persons with disabilities in employment, state
and local services, public accommodations, commercial facilities
Means to transmit letters, documents, etc. electronically over telephone
Explanation of Medical Benefits - Documents sent to patients by
insurance companies explaining their coverage of claims.