Healthcare Industry Abbreviations Term Paper

Healthcare Industry Abbreviations
Defines and reviews ten abbreviations used in the healthcare industry.
# 120262 | 1,480 words | 11 sources | APA | 2010 | US
Published on Jun 08, 2010 in English (Misc) , Medical and Health (General)

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This paper explains that, within the healthcare industry, patient safety should be the number one goal. Lack of knowing what abbreviations stand for, the author stresses, can lead to many misinterpretations and medical errors. The paper defines and explains these terms: AMR, CMR, CMS, CMS-1500, CPT, DRG, EPR, HL7, ICD-9 and UB-92.

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"The concept of CMR, which is the abbreviation for Computerized Medical Records, was first brought into the healthcare industry in the 1960s by a physician named Lawrence L. Weed. Dr. Weed created this system to automate and reorganize patient medical records to enhance their utilization and lead to improvement of the care patients receive. His work formed the basis of the PROMIS project at the University of Vermont which was a collaborate effort between physicians and information technology experts started in 1967 to develop an automated electronic medical records system."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Agency of the United States Department of Health and Human Services. (March 16, 2010). Center of Medicare and Medicaid (CMS). Retrieved on March 21, 2010 from
  • American Hospital Directory (2010). "Medicare Prospective Payment System". Retrieved on March 21, 2010 from
  • Center of Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) (Oct, 2009). "Professional Paper Claim Form (CMS-1500)". Retrieved on March 21, 2010 from
  • Doctor's Office Quality-Information Technology (DOQ-IT). "Glossary of EHR Terms". Retrieved on March 21, 2010 from
  • Farlex, Inc. The Free Medical Dictionary (2010). "Diagnosis Related Group". Retrieved on March 21, 2010 from

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"Healthcare Industry Abbreviations" 08 June 2010. Web. 27 November. 2022. <>