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management, billing, or insurance functions, however diagnostic codes sets will be compliant with present Federal law.

1.3 Definitions, Acronyms, and Abbreviations

1.3.1 Electro-cardiogram (EKG). A device that measures the electrical activity in a biological heart and measures heart rate.

1.3.2 Pulse oximeter. A device that employs monochromatic light to measures percentages of oxygenated hemoglobin in blood.

1.3.3 Systolic blood pressure. The peak pressure in the arterial circulatory system.

1.3.4 Diastolic blood pressure. The pressure at which the heart’s aortic valve closes.

1.3.5 Emergency medical technician (EMT). A trained emergency healthcare specialist.

1.3.6 Oscilloscope monitor. A cathode ray tube capable of representing a beam of light that simulates a heart rhythm waveform.

1.3.7 (HIPAA) -The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996

1.3.8 (SDLC)-The Systems Development Life Cycle.

1.3.9 Non-Digitized Professionals. Health Care providers who have no access to digital records through lack of hardware, software, or preference to legacy flat file charting methods.

1.3.10 (AES)-Advanced Encryption Standard

1.3.11 (DSP) -Distributed Services Provider

1.3.12 (ASP) –Application Service Provider

1.3.13 (FAT32) - File Allocation Table 32 Bit

1.3.14 (TIFF) – Tag Image File Format

1.3.15 (JPEG) - Joint Photographic Experts Group

1.3.16 (DOB) – Date of Birth

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