Common EDI Vocabulary

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The physical parts of a computer system, such as the central processing unit, tape drives, disk drives, modem, etc.
The specific segment that, in simplest terms, tells the receiving computer where an individual EDI message starts.
Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act, established by the U.S Congress in 1996
A standard for the healthcare industry.
HyperText Transfer Protocol. A protocol used to request and transmit files, especially web pages and web page components, over the internet or other computer network.
HyperText Transfer Protocol Secure is a combination of the Hypertext Transfer Protocol with the SSL/TLS protocol to provide encryption and secure identification of the server.
EDI term for a company that initiates a B2B program with its business partners, usually a buyer. See also Spoke.
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