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:

  • Provider
  • RN Case Manager
  • LPN/CMA
  • CMS
  • Pharmacist
  • Behavioral Health Consultant
  • Nutritionist/Dietitian
  • 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.

RN-Registered Nurse

LPN-Licensed Practical Nurse

CMA-Certified Medical Assistant

CMS-Case Management Support

CNA-Certified Nursing Assistant

MD-Medical Doctor

PA-Physician 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.