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healthcare ITFollowing is a summary of common terms found in documentation related to information technology (IT) in the healthcare field.
CCOW - (Clinical Context Object Workgroup) See CCOW.
CCD - (Continuity of Care Document) See CCR.
CCR - (Continuity of Care Record) See CCR.
CDA - (Clinical Document Architecture) See CDA.
CDRH - (Center for Devices and Radiological Health) See CDRH.
CDSS - (Clinical Decision Support System) See CDSS.
CMS - (Context Management Standard) See CCOW.
CPOE - (Computerized Prescriber Order Entry) See CPOE.
e-detailing (Electronic Detailing) See e-detailing.
e-prescribing (Electronic Prescribing) See e-prescribing.
EMR - (Electronic Medical Record) See EMR.
EHR - (Electronic Health Record) See EHR.
PHR - (Personal Health Record) See PHR.
HAN - (Health Alert Network) See HAN.
HIE - (Health Information Exchange) See HIE.
HIMSS - (Health Information and Management Systems Society) See HIMSS.
HIPPA - (Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996) See HIPPA.
HIT - (Health Information Technology) See HIT.
HITECH - (Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health Act) See HITECH.
HITSP - (Healthcare Information Technology Standards Panel) See HITSP.
HL7 - (Health Level 7) See HL7.
Hospital Compare - A U.S. government Web site for finding hospitals and their track record. See Hospital Compare.
ICD - (International Classification of Diseases and Related Health Problems) See ICD.
LOINC - (Logical Observation Identifiers Names and Codes) See LOINC.
meaningful use - Meeting requirements for EHR use. See meaningful use.
NHIN - (Nationwide Health Information Network) See NHIN.
NQF - (National Quality Forum) See NQF.
PCEHR - (Personally Controlled Electronic Health Records) The Australian standard for electronic health records. Individuals have control over who can see the information.
SNOMED CT - (Systematized Nomenclature Of Medicine Clinical Terms) See SNOMED CT.
SRE - (Serious Reportable Event) See SRE.
RHIO - (Regional Health Information Organization) See HIE.
telehealth - Remote diagnostic/remedial procedures. See telehealth.
telemedicine - Remote medicine. See telemedicine.
telesurgery - Remote surgery. See telesurgery.
UMLS - (Unified Medical Language System) See UMLS.
VLER - (Virtual Lifetime Electronic Record) See VLER.
AHIC - American Health Information Community
ARRA - American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009
CAH - Critical Access Hospital
CAHPS - Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems
CCHIT - Certification Commission for Health Information Technology
CCN - CMS Certification Numbers
CDC - Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
CFR - Code of Federal Regulations
CGD - Certification Guidance Document
CHIME - College of Healthcare Information Management Executives
CHIP - Children's Health Insurance Program
CHIPRA - Children's Health Insurance Program Reauthorization Act of 2009
CMS - Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
CMS-0033-P - CMS Electronic Health Record (EHR) Incentive Program
CY - Calendar Year
EP - Eligible Professionals
EPO - Exclusive Provider Organization
FACA - Federal Advisory Committee Act
FFP - Federal Financial Participation
FFS - Fee-For-Service (Medicare program)
FFY - Federal Fiscal Year
FQHC - Federally Qualified Health Center
FTE - Full-Time Equivalent
FY - Fiscal Year
GIPSE - Geocoded Interoperable Population Summary Exchange Accountability Act of 1996
HEDIS - Healthcare Effectiveness Data and Information Set
HHS - Department of Health and Human Services
HMO - Health Maintenance Organization
HOS - Health Outcomes Survey
HPSA - Health Professional Shortage Area
HRSA - Health Resource Services Administration
IAPD - Implementation Advanced Planning Document
IHS - Indian Health Services
IPA - Independent Practice Association
MA - Medicare Advantage
MAC - Medicare Administrative Contractor
MCO - Managed Care Organization
MITA - Medicaid Information Technology Architecture
MMIS - Medicaid Management Information Systems
MSA - Medical Savings Account
NCPDP - National Council for Prescription Drug Programs
NCQA - National Committee for Quality Assurance
NCVHS - National Committee on Vital and Health Statistics
NLM - National Library of Medicine
NPI - National Provider Identifier
OCR - Office for Civil Rights
OIG - Office of Inspector General
OMB - Office of Management and Budget
ONC - Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology
ONC ACB - ONC Authorized Certification Body
ONC ATCB - ONC Authorized Testing and Certification Body
OPM - Office of Personnel Management
PAHP - Prepaid Ambulatory Health Plan
PAPD - Planning Advanced Planning Document
PFFS - Private Fee-For-Service
PIHP - Prepaid Inpatient Health Plan
PHO - Physician Hospital Organization
PHS - Public Health Service
PHSA - Public Health Service Act
POS - Place of Service
PPO - Preferred Provider Organization
PQRI - Physician Quality Reporting Initiative
PSO - Provider Sponsored Organization
RFA - Regulatory Flexibility Act
RHC - Rural Health Clinic
RIA - Regulatory Impact Analysis
RPPO - Regional Preferred Provider Organization
SHARP - Strategic Health IT Advanced Research Projects Program
SMHP - State Medicaid Health Information Technology Plan
SSA - Social Security Act
TIN - Tax Identification Number
UCUM - Unified Code for Units of Measure
UNII - Unique Ingredient Identifier