The ninth edition of Healthcare Acronyms & Terms provides new terms that reflect the many forces currently transforming the healthcare industry. Hospitals and health systems are working to transition to value-based care models and payment arrangements, improve quality while lowering costs, and seamlessly coordinate care across the continuum—all which requires new mindsets and innovative approaches to providing customer-centric care. This edition reflects new terms that have emerged due to these changing priorities, as well as boardroom and industry trends.
This booklet both demystifies healthcare and updates the user’s healthcare vocabulary. It actually serves two purposes: it is a starting place for those new to the industry and an extension for those who have been navigating the terminology landscape for a while.
Author: The Governance Institute