Most definitions found in this glossary are adapted with permission from this text book:
Maheu, M., Whitten, P., & Allen, A. (2001). eHealth, Telehealth & Telemedicine: A Guide to Startup and Success. New York: Jossey-Bass.
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Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS)
Is the federal agency that administers the Medicare, Medicaid and Children’s Health Insurance Program.
An Internet site or virtual community that provides real-time communication via the exchange of text messages (as well as sound and video files) between participants.
Children’s Waiver Services Program
Is a federal program that provides Medicaid-funded home and community-based services to children under age 18 who are eligible for, and at risk of, placement into an Intermediate Care Facility for the Mentally Retarded (ICF/MR).
Click stream data
Information used by Web advertisers showing the number of Web page visits or clicks of the mouse by a consumer visiting a Web site.
Cloud computing refers to the data being duplicated and stored on more than one distant computer system, the redundancy providing protection against a "crash" of any one of the cloud's computers.
A single or dual transmission wire that accommodates high bandwidth. Cable is used to transmit broadband data, voice, and video.
Coder-decoder. Hardware or software (or both) that converts an analog video signal to digital, then compresses it. At the receiving end, the signal is decompressed and converted back to analog output by a compatible codec.
Describing the ability of hardware, software, and data to work together without data loss, changes, or other manipulations. Standards-based specifications of procedures, equipment interfaces, and data formats are essential for minimizing incompatibility.
Video images that have been compressed to reduce the amount of bandwidth needed to transmit information. They can then be sent over less expensive transmission media (land-based T-1 lines rather than via satellite, POTS lines rather than ISDN, and so on).