Glossary: A

Glossary: A

  • List of Acronyms

    The following is a list of commonly used acronyms in the health IT arena.

    ARRA American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009
    AMB CARE Ambulatory Care
    CARE tool Continuity Assessment Record and Evaluation tool
    CBOs Community-Based Organizations
    CCD Continuity of Care Document
    CCHIT Certification Commission for Health IT
    CDA Clinical Document Architecture
    CHC Community Health Centers
    CMS Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
    COBIT Control Objectives for Information and related Technology
    CPOE Computerized Physician Order Entry
    CRM Clinical Relationship Manager
    CTM Care Transitions Measure
    ECF Extended Care Facility
    ED Emergency Department
    EHR Electronic Health Record
    EMR Electronic Medical Record
    EOHSS Executive Office of Health and Human Services
    ER Emergency Room
    FISMA Federal Information Security Management Act of 2002
    FQHC Federally Qualified Health Center
    HCQCC Health Care Quality and Cost Council
    Health IT Health Information Technology
    HEDIS Health Care Effectiveness Data and Information Set
    HHA Home Health Agency
    HIE Health Information Exchange
    HIMSS Health Care Information and Management Systems Society
    HIPAA Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act
    HISPC Health Information Security and Privacy Collaboration
    HIT Health Information Technology
    HITECH Health Information for Economic and Clinical Health Act
    HITRUST Health Information Trust Alliance
    HITSP Health Information Technology Standards Panel
    HL7 Health Level 7 International
    I-LAND Internet-based “Local” Application for Network Distribution
    IAM Identity Access Management
    IMPACT Improving Massachusetts Post-Acute Care Transfers
    IOO Implementation and Optimization Organization
    IOM Institute of Medicine
    IRF Inpatient Rehabilitation Facility
    ISA Interagency Service Agreement
    ISO International Organization for Standardization
    LTAC Long-term/post-acute care
    LTPAC Long-Term and Post-Acute Care
    MAeHC Massachusetts eHealth Collaborative
    MDS Long-Term Care Minimum Data Set
    MeHI Massachusetts eHealth Institute
    MHDC Massachusetts Health Data Consortium
    MHQP Massachusetts Health Quality Partners
    MITA Medicaid Information Technology Architecture
    MTC Massachusetts Technology Collaborative
    NEHEN New England Healthcare EDI Network
    NIST National Institute of Standards and Technology
    OASIS Outcome and Assessment Data Set
    ONC Office of the National Coordinator
    PCP Primary Care Provider
    PCI DSS Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard
    PHI Protected Health Information
    PHR Personal Health Record
    PII Personally Identifying Information
    PPCP Priority Primary Care Provider
    REC Regional Extension Center
    SEE Surrogate EHR Environment
    SNF Skilled Nursing Facility
    UTF Universal Transfer Form


  • American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA)

    The $787.2 billion stimulus measure, signed by President Obama on February 17, 2009, that provides aid to states and cities, funding for transportation and infrastructure projects, expansion of the Medicaid program to cover more unemployed workers, health IT funding, and personal and business tax breaks, among other provisions designed to “stimulate” the economy.