Glosarry Of EHR

Ambulatory

Ambulatory Electronic Health Records are designed for environments in which access from a variety of locations is required. This technology allows for remote access on multiple devices, including smartphones and tablet computers.

American Health Information Community (AHIC)

Chartered in 2005, the American Health Information Community (AHIC) was designed to advise the federal government on the implementation of health information technology. The overarching goal of the AIHC is to ensure the complete security of all electronic medical records by 2014.

American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA)

Commonly referred to as the Stimulus, the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 was passed in response to an economic recession that left a large number of Americans unemployed. When it was passed, the economic stimulus totaled $787 billion. This funding was appropriated for a variety of programs aimed at stimulating the economy, including infrastructure, education and clean energy. Several tax incentives were also added to provide relief for struggling individuals and businesses.