GLOSSARY OF ACRONYMS
CIHA-Cherokee Indian Hospital Authority
Primary Care Provider (PCP)-Your personal provider who provides all of your healthcare needs, coordinates your care across all settings and uses the most recent healthcare practices.
Integrated Care Team (ICT)-Your core health care team which consists of:
- RN Case Manager
- Behavioral Health Consultant
- Patient Registration Clerk
Patient Centered Medical Home (PCMH)-innovative program for improving primary care that is based around a set of standards that describe clear and specific criteria for organizing care and centering care around patients, working in teams and coordinating and tracking care over time.
LPN-Licensed Practical Nurse
CMA-Certified Medical Assistant
CMS-Case Management Support
CNA-Certified Nursing Assistant
FNP-Family Nurse Practitioner
BHC-Behavioral Health Consultant
EHR-Electronic Health Records
RPMS-Resource Patient Management System
EMR-Electronic Medical Record
PRC-Purchased and Referred Care (formally known as Contract Health Services or CHS)
Consult-In-house referral (services available with the CIHA organization)
Referral-Out of facility referral (services not available within the CIHA organization)
IHS-Indian Health Services
Personal Health Record (PHR)-also known as the patient portal which gives patients the ability to access their health information securely. Patients can track their medications, lab results, contact their health care provider all from the privacy of a personal computer.
Direct Messaging-Secure-email to communicate with your care team.