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Medical Reference Resources

   Merriam-Webster’s medical desk dictionary

MediLexicon: Search medical abbreviations/acronyms, medical equipment & surgical instruments, medical news, ICD-9 and ICD9CM codes

Useful Websites

  • Affordable Care Act Research Briefs
    ASPE created this series of research and issue briefs to analyze the impact of the Affordable Care Act.
  • AHIMA - American Health Information Management Association
    The premier association of health information management (HIM) professionals. It is recognized as the leading source of "HIM knowledge" and a respected authority for rigorous professional certification.
  • AHIMA Body of Knowledge
    Designed to enable HIM professionals to quickly and easily access the information needed to be successful professionals. Anchored by AHIMA-owned content and complemented by links to public material, the Body of Knowledge encompasses the theory and practice of health information management.
  • American Medical Association - CPT
    The AMA site provides information on CPT coding, billing, and insurance.
  • Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
    Provides information on Medicare/Medicaid coordination; insurance oversight; regulations and guidance; research, statistics, data and systems; and outreach and education.
  • MHIMA (Michigan Health Information Management Association)
    Michigan's expert voice on health information. MHIMA is committed to advancing the HIM profession in an increasingly electronic and global environment through leadership in advocacy, education, certification, and lifelong learning.
  • The Joint Commission
    Accredits and certifies more than 20,000 health care organizations and programs in the United States. Joint Commission accreditation and certification is recognized nationwide as a symbol of quality that reflects an organization’s commitment to meeting certain performance standards.

Patient Safety

Health Information Security & Privacy

Health & Workforce Statistics

Health Data & Terminology

  • HIT and Health Data Standards at NLM
    National Library of Medicine is the central coordinating body for clinical terminology standards within the Department of Health and Human Services.
  • SNOMED CT Browsers
    Page contains links to websites and applications that allow you to view the content of SNOMED Clinical Terms. These services are provided by third parties.
  • Unified Medical Language System (UMLS) | Nat'l Library of Medicine
    Integrates and distributes key terminology, classification and coding standards, and associated resources to promote creation of more effective and interoperable biomedical information systems and services, including electronic health records.

Health Information Technology

  • Healthcare Information and Management Systems (HIMSS)
    A cause-based, not-for-profit organization focused on providing global leadership for the optimal use of information technology (IT) and management systems for the betterment of healthcare.
    Coordination of nationwide efforts to implement and use the most advanced health information technology and the electronic exchange of health information through electronic health records.
  • Michigan Health Information Network (MiHIN)
    The Shared Services (MiHIN) is Michigan’s initiative to continuously improve health care quality, efficiency, and patient safety by promoting secure, electronic exchange of health information through the MiHIN Health Information Services Cloud™ (HISC).

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