Evidence-based medicine

Evidence-based medicine is the practice of making medical decisions based on the best available evidence. This means that when making decisions about treatment, doctors consider the strength of the evidence, rather than just their personal experience or the opinions of experts. There are different levels of evidence, from small studies with few participants to large, … Read more

Discrete event simulation (DES)

Discrete event simulation (DES) is a type of simulation where events occur in discrete time steps. These events can be things like arrivals, departures, or other changes of state. DES is commonly used to model complex systems in which a large number of events can take place over a period of time, such as in … Read more

Clinical data analyst

A clinical data analyst is a healthcare professional who is responsible for the collection, analysis, and interpretation of patient data. This data is used to improve patient care and outcomes, and to support research and quality improvement initiatives. Clinical data analysts typically have a background in healthcare, computer science, or statistics. What degree do you … Read more

Pay for performance (P4P)

Pay for performance (P4P) is a compensation model in which providers are paid based on their performance in meeting certain defined quality or outcomes measures. This model is also sometimes referred to as “value-based purchasing.” P4P models vary, but all seek to incentivize better quality care by linking provider payments to quality or outcomes measures. … Read more

Good automated manufacturing practice (GAMP)

GAMP is a quality assurance approach that focuses on the development and implementation of automated systems in the pharmaceutical and medical device industries. The goal of GAMP is to ensure that these systems are fit for purpose and meet the needs of the users. GAMP covers a wide range of topics, from software validation to … Read more

Corporate wellness coach (health coach)

A corporate wellness coach is a professional who helps employees improve their health and well-being. They work with individuals or groups to create tailored plans that address specific health concerns and promote healthy lifestyle choices. Often, corporate wellness coaches are also involved in developing and implementing wellness programs for their company. Do corporations hire health … Read more

Oura ring

The Oura ring is a wearable device that tracks sleep and activity. It is worn on the finger like a wedding ring and uses sensors to track the wearer’s heart rate, body temperature, and movement. The Oura ring syncs with a smartphone app to give the wearer a detailed picture of their sleep and activity … Read more


Privatization is the process of transferring ownership of a business, enterprise, agency, public service, or public property from the public sector (a government) to the private sector, either to a business that operates for a profit or to a non-profit organization. What does being privatized mean? When a company or organization is privatized, it means … Read more

Patient matching

Patient matching is the process of determining whether two or more records represent the same patient. This is often done by comparing demographic information, such as name, date of birth, gender, and address. There are a number of challenges associated with patient matching, including the fact that patients may use different names or nicknames, and … Read more

American Health Care Act of 2017 (AHCA or Trumpcare)

The American Health Care Act of 2017, also known as Trumpcare, is a proposed healthcare reform bill that was introduced by the Republican Party in the United States House of Representatives on March 6, 2017. The bill would repeal and replace the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA), also known as Obamacare. The AHCA … Read more