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healthcare ITFollowing is a summary of common terms found in documentation related to information technology (IT) in the healthcare field.
(Clinical Context Object Workgroup) See CCOW.
(Continuity of Care Document) See CCR.
(Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) See CDC.
(Continuity of Care Record) See CCR.
(Clinical Document Architecture) See CDA.
(Center for Devices and Radiological Health) See CDRH.
(Clinical Decision Support System) See CDSS.
(Context Management Standard) See CCOW.
(Computerized Prescriber Order Entry) See CPOE.
(Electronic Detailing) See e-detailing.
(Electronic Prescribing) See e-prescribing.
(Electronic Medical Record) See EMR.
(Electronic Health Record) See EHR.
(Personal Health Record) See PHR.
(Health Alert Network) See HAN.
(Health Information Exchange) See HIE.
(Health Information and Management Systems Society) See HIMSS.
(Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996) See HIPAA.
(Health Information Technology) See HIT.
(Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health Act) See HITECH.
(Healthcare Information Technology Standards Panel) See HITSP.
(Health Level 7) See HL7.
U.S. government website for finding hospitals and their track record. See Hospital Compare.
(International Classification of Diseases and Related Health Problems) See ICD.
(Logical Observation Identifiers Names and Codes) See LOINC.
Meeting requirements for EHR use. See meaningful use.
(Nationwide Health Information Network) See NHIN.
(National Quality Forum) See NQF.
(Personally Controlled Electronic Health Records) The Australian standard for electronic health records. Individuals have control over who can see the information.
(Systematized Nomenclature Of Medicine Clinical Terms) See SNOMED CT.
(Serious Reportable Event) See SRE.
(Regional Health Information Organization) See HIE.
Remote diagnostic/remedial procedures. See telehealth.
Remote medicine. See telemedicine.
Remote surgery. See telesurgery.
(Unified Medical Language System) See UMLS.
(Virtual Lifetime Electronic Record) See VLER.
The following are acronyms only. There are no definitions in the encyclopedia for these healthcare terms.
American Health Information Community
American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009
Critical Access Hospital
Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems
Certification Commission for Health Information Technology
CMS Certification Numbers
Code of Federal Regulations
Certification Guidance Document
College of Healthcare Information Management Executives
Children's Health Insurance Program
Children's Health Insurance Program Reauthorization Act of 2009
Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
CMS Electronic Health Record (EHR) Incentive Program
Exclusive Provider Organization
Federal Advisory Committee Act
Federal Financial Participation
Fee-For-Service (Medicare program)
Federal Fiscal Year
Federally Qualified Health Center
Geocoded Interoperable Population Summary Exchange Accountability Act of 1996
Healthcare Effectiveness Data and Information Set
Department of Health and Human Services
Health Maintenance Organization
Health Outcomes Survey
Health Professional Shortage Area
Health Resource Services Administration
Implementation Advanced Planning Document
Indian Health Services
Independent Practice Association
Medicare Administrative Contractor
Managed Care Organization
Medicaid Information Technology Architecture
Medicaid Management Information Systems
Medical Savings Account
National Council for Prescription Drug Programs
National Committee for Quality Assurance
NCVHS - National Committee on Vital and Health Statistics
National Library of Medicine
National Provider Identifier
Office for Civil Rights
Office of Inspector General
Office of Management and Budget
Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology. ONC ACB is the Authorized Certification Body, and ONC ATCB is the Authorized Testing and Certification Body.
Office of Personnel Management
Prepaid Ambulatory Health Plan
Planning Advanced Planning Document
Prepaid Inpatient Health Plan
Physician Hospital Organization
Public Health Service
Public Health Service Act
Place of Service
Preferred Provider Organization
Physician Quality Reporting Initiative
Provider Sponsored Organization
Regulatory Flexibility Act
Rural Health Clinic
Regulatory Impact Analysis
Regional Preferred Provider Organization
Strategic Health IT Advanced Research Projects Program
State Medicaid Health Information Technology Plan
Social Security Act
Tax Identification Number
Unified Code for Units of Measure
Unique Ingredient Identifier
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