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Following 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.

HIPAA - (Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996) See HIPAA.

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 website 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
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