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IO Acronyms and Glossary

A&I
ACIP
ACO
ADT
AES
AHA
AHRQ
AIRA
App
ARRA
ASTHO
ASTM
ATNA
AUM

Adoption and Implementation


Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices
Accountable Care Organizations
Admission Discharge Transfer
Advanced Encryption Standard
American Hospital Association
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality
American Immunization Registry Association
Application
American Recovery and Reinvestment Act
Association of States and Territorial Health Officials
American Society for Testing and Materials
Audit Trail and Node Authentication
Active User Management

BAA
BMP

Business Associate Agreement


Basic Metabolic Panel

CA
CAH
CAP
CAT
CBC
CCD
C-CDA
CCR
CDA
CDC
CDS
Certification

Certificate Authorities
Critical Access Hospital. Also defined as an eligible rural hospital.
College of American Pathologists
Computed Axial Tomography
Complete Blood Count
Continuity of Care Document
Consolidated Clinical Document Architecture
Continuity of Care Record
Clinical Document Architecture
Center for Disease Control and Prevention
Clinical Decision Support
The assessment (and subsequent assertion) made by an organization, once it has
analyzed the quantitative results rendered from testing along with other qualitative
factors, that a complete EHR or EHR module has met all of the applicable
certification criteria adopted by the Secretary of Health and Human Services.
The criteria that establishes the technical capabilities that Certified EHR Technology
(CEHRT) would need to include, at a minimum, to support the achievement of
Meaningful Use (MU) to Eligible Professionals (EPs), Eligible Hospitals (EHs), and
Critical Access Hospitals (CAHs) under the Medicare and Medicaid EHR Incentive
Programs.
The ONC Certification Program provides a defined process to ensure that EHR
technologies meet the adopted standards, certification criteria, and other technical
requirements to achieve Meaningful Use (MU).
Certified Electronic Health Record Technology

B
C

Certification
Criteria

Certification
Program
CEHRT

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CFR
CLIA
CM
CMS
COC
CPT-4
CQM
CSTE
CVX

Code of Federal Regulations


Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments
Clinical Modification
Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
Commission on Cancer
Current Procedural Terminology, Fourth Edition
Clinical Quality Measure
Council of State and Territorial Epidemiologists
Vaccine Administered

DNS
DoD
DSTU
DTaP

Domain Name Service


Department of Defense
Draft Standard for Trial Use
Diphtheria, Tetanus, Pertussis

EBC
ebXML
ED
EH
eHealth Exchange

EKG
ELR
EMR
EP

Electronic Birth Certificate


Electronic Business XML
Emergency Department
Eligible Hospital
The eHealth Exchange (formerly known as the Nationwide Health Information
Network Exchange) is a group of federal agencies and non-federal organizations
that came together under a common mission and purpose to improve patient care,
streamline disability benefit claims, and improve public health reporting through
secure, trusted, and interoperable health information exchange.
Electronic Health Record
Currently adopted certification criteria that establishes the technical capabilities
and specifies the related standards and implementation specifications that Certified
EHR Technology (CEHRT) needs to include, at a minimum, to support the
achievement of Meaningful Use (MU) by Eligible Professionals (EPs), Eligible
Hospitals (EHs), and Critical Access Hospitals (CAHs) under the EHR Incentive
Programs.
Certification criteria that establishes the technical capabilities and specify the
related standards and implementation specifications that Certified EHR Technology
(CEHRT) will need to include, at minimum, to support the achievement of
Meaningful Use (MU) by Eligible Professionals (EPs), Eligible Hospitals (EHs), and
Critical Access Hospitals (CAHs) under the EHR Incentive Programs beginning with
EHR reporting periods in FY/CY 2014.
Electrocardiogram
Electronic Lab Reporting
Electronic Medical Record
Eligible Provider

FAQ
FCC
FIPS
FTP

Frequently Asked Questions


Federal Communications Commission
Federal Information Processing Standards Publication
File Transfer Protocol

EHR
EHR Certification
Criteria, 2011
Edition

EHR Certification
Criteria, 2014
Edition

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G
GI
GP

Gastrointestinal Illness
General Practitioner

HBOT
HCPCS
HDL
HEBP
HHC
HHS
HIB
HIE
HIO
HIPAA

Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy


Health Care Financing Administration Common Procedure Coding System
High Density Lipoprotein
Hepatitis B
Home Health Care
Department of Health and Human Services
Haemophilus Influenza Type B
Health Information Exchange
Health Information Organization
Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act. Also defined as the Act that
provides federal protections for personal health information held by covered
entities and gives patients an array of rights with respect to that information.
Hospital Information System
Health Information Service Provider
Health Information Technology
Enacted as part of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, the Health
Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health (HITECH) Act was signed
into law on February 17, 2009, to promote the adoption and meaningful use of
health information technology.
Health Information Technology Policy Committee
Health Information Technology Research Center
Health Information Technology Standards Panel
Health Level Seven (HL7), is a non-profit organization involved in the development
of international healthcare informatics interoperability standards. "HL7" also refers
to some of the specific standards created by the organization (e.g., HL7 v2.x, v3.0,
HL7 Refernece Information Model (RIM)).
Hypertext Transfer Protocol Secure

HIS
HISP
HIT
HITECH Act

HITPC
HITRC
HITSP
HL7

HTTPS

ICD-9
ICD-9-CM
ICD-10-CM
ICD-10-PCS
I&D
IDN
IHE
IHTSDO
IIS
IOM
ISDH
ISDS
IT

International Classification of Diseases, Ninth Revision


International Classification of Diseases, Ninth Revision, Clinical Modification
International Classification of Diseases, Tenth Revision, Clinical Modification
The International Classification of Disease, Tenth Revision, Procedure Coding
System
Incision and Drainage
Integrated Delivery Network
Integrating the Health Enterprise
International Health Terminology Standards Development Organization
Immunization Information Systems
Institute of Medicine
Indiana State Department of Health
International Society for Disease Surveillance
Information Technology

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KSN

Knowledge Sharing Network

LDAP
LDL
LIC
LIS
LMS
LOINC
LLP
LRI IG
LTC

Lightweight Directory Access Protocol


Low Density Lipoprotein
Lab Interoperability Cooperative
Laboratory Information System
Learning Management System
Logical Observation Identifiers, Names and Codes
Lower Layer Protocol
HL7 Version 2.5.1 Implementation Guide: S&I Framework Lab Results Interface
Long-Term Care

MBDR
Meaningful Use

MiHIN
MIME
MLLP
MMR
MRSA
MU

Michigan Birth Defects Registry


Sets specific objectives that Eligible Professionals (EPs) and Eligible Hospitals (EHs)
must achieve to qualify for the CMS EHR Incentive Programs. Simply put,
Meaningful Use (MU) means providers need to show they are using Certified EHR
Technology (CEHRT) in ways that can be measured significantly in quality and in
quantity.
Michigan Health Information Network
Multipurpose Internet Mail Extensions
Minimal Lower Layer Protocol
Measles, Mumps, Rubella
Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus
Meaningful Use

NAACCR
NACCHO
NARMS
NBDPN
NCI
NCPDP
NCIRD
NCMT
NIST
NLC
NPCR
NQS
NwHIN

North American Association of Central Cancer Registries


National Association of County and City Health Officials
National Antimicrobial Resistance Monitoring System
National Birth Defects Prevention Network
National Cancer Institute
National Council for Prescription Drug Programs
National Center of Immunization and Respiratory Diseases
Notifiable Condition Mapping Tables
National Institute of Standards and Technology
National Learning Consortium
National Program of Cancer Registries
National Quality Strategy
Nationwide Health Information Network (see also eHealth Exchange)

OMB
ONC
OPAS

Office of Management and Budget


Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology
Office of Provider Adoption Support

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PCP
PCV7
PEP
PHA
PHI
PHII
PHIN
PHINMS
PHR
POS
PPCP
P&S

Primary Care Provider


Pneumococcal Conjugate Vaccine
Post Exposure Prophylaxis
Public Health Agency
Protected Health Information
Public Health Informatics Institute
Public Health Information Network
Public Health Information Network Messaging System
Personal Health Record
Place of Service
Priority Primary Care Provider
Privacy and Security

RA
RCMT
REC
RELMA
REST
RFC
RH
RM
RSA
RTM
RxNorm

Registration Authority
Reportable Condition Mapping Table
Regional Extension Center
Regenstrief LOINC Mapping Assistant
Representational State Transfer
Request for Comments
Rural Health
Regional Meeting
RSA is an algorithm for public-key cryptography.
Requirements Traceability Matrix
RxNorm provides normalized names for clinical drugs and links its names to many of
the drug vocabularies commonly used in pharmacy management and drug
interaction software, including those of First Databank, Micromedex, MediSpan,
Gold Standard, and Multum. By providing links between these vocabularies,
RxNorm can mediate messages between systems not using the same software and
vocabulary.

S&I
S&CC
SDO
SEER
SFTP
SHA-1
SME
S/MIME
SMTP
SNF
SNOMED
SNOMED-CT
SOAP

Standards and Interoperability


Standards and Certification Criteria [usually referred to either the 2011 Edition EHR
Certification criteria or the 2014 Edition S&CC
Standards Developing Organization
Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results
Secure File Transfer Protocol
Secure Hash Algorithm , security strength 1
Subject Matter Expert
Secure/Multipurpose Internet Mail Extensions
Simple Mail Transport Protocol
Skilled Nursing Facility
Systemized Nomenclature of Medicine
Systematized Nomenclature of Medicine-Clinical Terms
Simple Object Access Protocol

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SOW
SSO
STA
STD

Statement of Work
Single Sign-On
Security/Trust Agent
Sexually Transmitted Disease

TA
TL
TLS
Triple-DES

Trusted Advisor or Technical Assistant


Training Leads
Transport Layer Security
Triple Data Encryption Standard

UC
USB

Urgent Care
Universal Serial Bus

VA
VFC
VPN

Veterans Affairs
Vaccine for Children
Virtual Private Network

WCAG

Web Content Accessibility Guidelines

XDR
XDM
XML

External Data Representation


XML (Extensible Markup Language) Document Model
Extensible Markup Language

U
V

W
X

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