portability

Definitions

Banking

  • noun the fact of being able to be moved around

Computing

Health Economics

  • (written as Portability)
    Refers to the ability of an individual to retain their rights to medical care when they leave one jurisdiction for another or one insurance scheme for another. With full portability one's rights move with one. A characteristic of a health care system that is commonly desired or sometimes (as in Canada) required by statute.
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