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an amount of money awarded by the court to make up for loss of income or emotional pain and suffering
professional misconduct or demonstration of an unreasonable lack of skill with the result of injury, loss, or damage to the patient
an unintentional action that occurs when a person either performs or fails to perform an action that a " reasonable person" would or would not have committed in a similar situation
Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA)
a division of the Department of Justice that enforces the Controlled Substances Act of 1970
is the study of the electrical system of the heart and includes the study of arrhythmias
medication route other than the alimentary canal (oral or rectal) including subcutaneous, intravenous, and intramuscular routes
negative generalities concerning specific characteristics about a groupare applied to an entire population
Doctrine of professional discretion
means that a physician may determine, based on his or her best judgment, if a patient with mental or emotional problems should view the medical record
Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organzation (JCAHO)
an agency that oversees hospital accreditation standards
Problem oriented medical record (POMR)
method of documentation that focuses on the patient's problems, not just on the diagnosis
healthcare organizations covered under HIPAA regulations such as public health authorities, healthcare clearing-houses, and self-insured employers, life insurers, information systems venders, and universities
Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA)
regulates the privacy of patients health information
Protected Health Information (PHI)
any individually identifiable information that relates to the physical or mental condition of the provision of healthcare to an individual
Wireless Local Area Networks (WLAN)
a wireless system that is used by physicians and nurses to access patient information
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