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Tech 4 the MT, Ch 1

Technology for the Medical Transcriptionist, Ch 1

Epic Epic Systems Corporation, a privately owned healthcare software company started in 1979 by Judy Faulkner, originally in Madison, Wisconsin, now in Verona, Wisconsin.
ARRA American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (2009)
HITECH Act The Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health Act, enacted as part of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009.
KLAS Keystone Library Automation System
RIS radiographic imaging system
PACS picture archival communication system
EMR electronic medical record
EHR electronic health record
HIMSS Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society
TB terabyte 1,000,000,000,000 bytes 1 trillion bytes
GB gigabyte 1,000,000,000 bytes 1 billion bytes
MB megabyte 1,000,000 bytes 1 million bytes
KB kilobyte 1,000 bytes 1 thousand bytes
byte the smallest measurable unit of electronic information
BIOS basic input/output software
RAM random access memory increments of 64 MB (128, 256, 526, 1 GB, 2 GB, etc.)
DOS disk operating system
Hz hertz cycles per second
MHz megahertz 1 million hertz 1 million cycles per second
GHz gigahertz 1 billion hertz 1 billion cycles per second
CPU central processing unit
OS operating system
USB universal serial bus
Created by: Gayle Z