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Master Patient Index


A list of all known patients in an area, activity, or organization.
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acceptable use policy


Set of rules and guidelines that specify appropriate use of computer systems or networks.
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Access control


Preventing the unauthorized use of health information resources.
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Accountability


Makes sure that the actions of a person or agency may be traced to that individual or agency.
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Anonymized


Personal information which has been processed to make it impossible to know whose information it is.
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Antivirus software


A software program that checks a computer or network to find all major types of harmful software that can damage a computer system.
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audit trail


A record showing specific individuals who have accessed a computer and what they have done while they were in that computer.
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Authentication


Verifying the identity of a user, process, or device, before allowing access to resources in an information system.
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Backup


A copy of my files made to help regain any lost information in my record if necessary.
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Certification


A complete examination of an information system to be sure that the system can perform at the level required to support the intended results and meet the national standards for health information technology.
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