Healthcare IT Acronyms

AHRQ Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality
CCD Continuity of Care Document (an XML standard for medical information summarization)
CDSS Clinical Decision Support System
CHHS California Health and Human Services
CPOE Computerized Physician Order Entry
EHR Electronic Health Record
EMR Electronic Medical Record
HCO Health Care Organization
HHS United States Department of Health and Human Services
HIE Health Information Exchange
HIMSS Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society
HIPAA Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (1996)
HIT Health Information Technology
HL7 A standard for the electronic exchange of health information
ICD International Statistical Classification of Diseases and Related Health Problems
IPA Independent Practice Association
NHIN Nationwide Health Information Network
NIH National Institutes of Health
ONCHIT Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology
PACS Picture Archiving and Communication System
PHI Personal Health Information
PHR Personal Health Record
SCHIP State Children’s Health Insurance Program

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