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Acronyms

This page provides explanations of many abbreviations (acronyms) used throughout the site. It is organized in alphabetical order.

  1. A-E
  2. F-J
  3. K-O
  4. P-T
  5. U-Z

A-E

AHIC
American Health Information Community
AHIMA
American Health Information Management Association
AHRQ
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality
ANSI
American National Standards Institute
ASTHO
Association of State and Territorial Health Officials
BHIE
Bi-directional Health Information Exchange
BPM
Business Process Model
BSV
Biosurveillance
CC
Chronic Care
CDC
Centers for Disease Control
CDISC
Clinical Data Interchange Standards Consortium
CE
Consumer Empowerment
CHI
Consolidated Health Informatics
CCHIT
Certification Commission for Healthcare Information Technology
CDS
Clinical Decision Support
CHC
Community Health Centers
CIO
Chief Information Officer
CISO
Chief Information Security Officer
CMS
Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
CONNECT
NHIN gateway
CONOPS
Concept of Operations
COTS
Commercial Off-the-Shelf
CPRS
Computerized Patient Record System
CRM
Customer Relationship Management
DoD
Department of Defense
DURSA
Data use and reciprocal support agreement
EA
Enterprise Architecture
E-GOV
E-Government
EHR
Electronic Health Record
EHR
Electronic Health Record
EHRVA
Electronic Health Record Vendors Association

F-J

FACA
Federal Advisory Committee Act
FAST
Federal Adoption of Standards for Health IT
FDA
Food and Drug Administration
FEA
Federal Enterprise Architecture
FHA
Federal Health Architecture
FHIPR
Federal Health Information Planning and Reporting
FHISE
Federal Health Information Sharing Environment
FHITSOP
Federal Health IT Standards Organization Participation
FORE
Foundation of Research and Education
(part of AHMA; works for ONC)
FSS
Federal Security Strategy
FSWG
Federal Security Work Group
FSWG
Food Safety Work Group - obsolete
FTF
Federal Transition Framework
HAF
Health Architect’s Forum
HHS
Department of Health & Human Services
HI
Health Information
HIE
Health Information Exchange
HIMSS
Healthcare Information Management Systems Society
HIPAA
Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act
HISB
Healthcare Informatics Standards Board
HISE
Health Information Sharing Environment
HISPC
Health Information Security and Privacy
HIT
Health Information Technology
HITPC
Health Information Technology Policy Council
HITSP
Health Information Technology Standards Panel
HL7
Health Level 7
HRSA
Health Resources and Services Administration
HSP
Health Information Service Provider
IFMC
Iowa Foundation for Medical Informatics
IHS
Indian Health Service
IOM
Institute of Medicine
IT
Information Technology
JCAHO
Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations

K-O

LC
Leadership Council - FHA
LOB
Line of Business
MLPC
Managing Lead Partner Council - FHA
MUA
Medically Underserved Areas
NAHIT
National Alliance for Health Information Technology; "The Alliance"
NCI
National Cancer Institute
NCSL
National Conference of State Legislatures
NCVHS
National Committee on Vital and Health Statistics
NGA
National Governors Association
NHIE
NHIN Health Information Exchange
NHIN
Nationwide Health Information Network
NIH
National Institutes of Health
NLM
National Library of Medicine
OHITA
Office of Health Information Technology Adoption
OIS
Office of Interoperability & Standards
OMB
Office of Management & Budget
ONC
Office of the National Coordinator (preferred abbreviation for ONCHIT)
ONCHIT
Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology
OPC
Office of Programs & Coordination
OPR
Office of Policy & Research

P-T

PARTner
The name for IFMC's system for collecting data from everyone who reports data in to OCSQ
PHC
Personalized Health Care
PHCCC
Population Health & Clinical Care Connections
PHR
Personal Health Record
PITAC
President's Information Technology Advisory Committee
PM
Program Management
PMO
Project Management Office
PQRI
Physican Quality Reporting Initiative
PTSD
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
PVRP
Physician Voluntary Reporting Program
QUAL
Quality
RHIO
Regional Health Information Network
RPMS
Resource and Patient Management System
RTF
Review Task Force
SAMHSA
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
SDO
Standards Development Organization
SDLC
Standards Development Lifecycle
SLHIE
State Level Health Information Exchange Consensus Project
SNOMED
Systematized Nomenclature of Medicine
SOA
Service Oriented Architecture
SSL
Secure Sockets Layer

U-Z

TBI
Traumatic Brain Injury
TLS
Transport Layer Security
VHA
Veterans Health Administration
VistA
Veterans Health Information Systems and Technology Architecture
VOE
Vista Office EHR
WG
Work Group
WW
Wounded Warrior