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


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