Acronyms

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

A-E F-J K-O P-T U-Z

A-E

ACA

Affordable Care Act

ACO

Accountable Care Organization

AHIC

American Health Information Community

AHIMA

American Health Information Management Association

AHRQ

Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality

ANSI

American National Standards Institute

APHA

American Public Health Association

API

Application Program Interface

ARRA

American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009

ASTHO

Association of State and Territorial Health Officials

BAA

Business Associate Agreement

BHIE

Bi-directional Health Information Exchange

BPM

Business Process Model

BSV

Biosurveillance

CC

Chronic Care

CCD

Continuity of Care Document

C-CDA

Consolidated Clinical Document Architecture

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

CHIME

College of Health care Information Management Executives

CHIP

Children’s Health Insurance Program

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

CPT

Current Procedural Technology

CRM

Customer Relationship Management

CSTE

Council of State and Territorial Epidemiologists

DoD

Department of Defense

DURSA

Data use and reciprocal support agreement

EA

Enterprise Architecture

eCQI

Electronic Clinical Quality Improvement

E-GOV

E-Government

EHR

Electronic Health Record

ELR

Electronic Lab Reporting

EMR

Electronic Medical Record

EHRA

Electronic Health Record Association

eRX

Electronic Prescribing

 

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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

FHIR

Fast Health care Interoperability Resources

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

HISP

Health Information Service Provider

HISPC

Health Information Security and Privacy

HIT

Health Information Technology

HITAC

Health Information Technology Advisory Committee

HITECH

Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health Act of 2009

HITPC

Health Information Technology Policy Council

HITSP

Health Information Technology Standards Panel

HL7

Health Level 7

HMD

Health and Medicine Division of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine

HRSA

Health Resources and Services Administration

ICD

International Classification of Diseases

IFMC

Iowa Foundation for Medical Informatics

IHE

Integrating the Health care Enterprise

IHS

Indian Health Service

IOM

Institute of Medicine; now HMD

IT

Information Technology

JCAHO

Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations

 

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LC

Leadership Council - FHA

LOB

Line of Business

LTPAC

Long Term Post Acute Care

MACRA

Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015

MIPS

Merit-based Incentive Payment System

MLPC

Managing Lead Partner Council - FHA

MU

Meaningful Use

MUA

Medically Underserved Areas

NATE

National Association for Trusted Exchange

NAHIT

National Alliance for Health Information Technology; "The Alliance"

NCI

National Cancer Institute

NCPDP

National Council for Prescription Drug Programs

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

NIST

National Institute of Standards and Technology

NLM

National Library of Medicine

NQF

National Quality Forum

OCR

Office for Civil Rights

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

 

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PARTner

The name for IFMC's system for collecting data from everyone who reports data in to OCSQ

PCMH

Patient-Centered Medical Home

PCP

Primary Care Physician

PDMP

Prescription Drug Monitoring Program

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

Physician Quality Reporting Initiative

PQRS

Physician Quality Reporting System

PTSD

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

PVRP

Physician Voluntary Reporting Program

QPP

Quality Payment Program

QRDA

Quality Reporting Document Architecture

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

 

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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

 

Content last reviewed on September 15, 2017
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