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The SCATA Jargon Buster is a compilation of many of the confusing terms and acronyms used in Health Informatics. It was compiled from various sources and is maintained by the SCATA membership.
If you are are a SCATA member, you can add and edit jargon terms from the member's area
Non-members can use the contact page to submit a new term or acronym, or to update an existing one.

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QMAS

Quality Management and Analysis Subsystem

NPfIT has commissioned British Telecom to develop and implement QMAS, a new IT system, to support the QOF. It will provide reporting, forecasting and payment information for improving services within the Quality and Outcomes Framework.

QOF

Quality and Outcomes Framework

As part of a new contract, introduced in 2004, GP practices are rewarded for achieving clinical and management quality targets and for improving services for patients within a Quality and Outcomes Framework.