Terms starting with H

Health Authority

A health authority is a national or international health agency that has authority over and regulates a clinical study. (NOV)

Health Literacy

Health literacy is the degree to which an individual has the capacity to obtain, communicate, process, and understand basic health information and services to make health decisions. (CDISC)

Health Services Research

Health services research examine (in a broad sense) the effect the healthcare system has on the health and well-being of patients and populations.

Health-Related Quality of Life (HRQoL)

Health-related quality of life (HRQoL) is a multi-dimensional concept that represents the patient's general perception of the effect of illness and treatment on their physical, psychological, and social aspects of life. HRQoL is gauged using specific disease-related questionnaires that assess a patient's symptoms and/or quality of life before and after a treatment.

Healthcare Provider

A healthcare provider is a person licensed, certified, or otherwise authorized or permitted by law to administer healthcare in the ordinary course of business in an office, clinic, hospital, or other type of healthcare facility.

Healthy Volunteer

A healthy volunteer is a person with no known significant health problems who participates in clinical research to test a new medicine, device, or intervention. (NIH)

Human Subject

A human subject is a patient or healthy individual who is or becomes a participant in research, either as a recipient of the intervention or as a control. (NIH)

Human Subjects Protection Review Board

The Human Subjects Protection Review Board is a group of people who review, approve, and monitor the rules, regulations, plans, and procedures of a clinical study. Their role is to protect the rights and welfare of people participating in a study. The group typically includes a wide range of people and professionals with varying backgrounds (including a community member) to make sure that research activities conducted by an organization are completely, adequately, and fairly reviewed and monitored.