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Alphabetical list of useful HIT Acronyms

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ACO - Accountable Care Organization

CA - Certificate Authority
CCD - Continuity of Care Document
CCDA - Consolidated Clinical Document Architecture
CCOW - Clinical Context Object Workshop
CCR - Continuity of Care Record
CDA - Clinical Document Architecture
CDC - Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
CIMI - Clinical Information Modeling Initiative
CMS - Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
CPT - Current Procedural Terminology

DNA - Deoxyribonucleic Acid
DNS - Domain Name System

EDI - Electronic Data Interchange
eHI - eHealth Initiative
EHR - Electronic Health Record
EMR - Electronic Medical Record

HDF - HL7 Development Framework
HIE - Health Information Exchange
HIPAA - Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act
HISP - Health Information Systems Programme
HIT or HITech - Health Information Technology
HL7 - Health Level-7
HMO - Health Maintenance Organizations
HQMF - Health Quality Measure Format
HTTP - Hypertext Transfer Protocol

ICD - International Classification of Disease
IHIE - Indiana Health Information Exchange
IMAP - Internet Message Access Protocol
IOM - Institute of Medicine

LDAP - Lightweight Directory Access Protocol
LOINC - Logical Observation Identifiers Names and Codes

MDP - Markov Decision Process
MIME - Multipurpose Internet Mail Extensions

NDC - National Drug Code

OECD - Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development
OID - Object Identifier
ONC - Office of the National Coordinator for HIT

PCP - Primary Care Physician
PGP - Physician Group Practice
PHI - Protected Health Information
PHR - Personal Health Record
PKI - Public Key Infrastructure

QRDA - Quality Reporting Document Architecture

RIM - Reference Information Model

S/MIME - Secure/Multipurpose Internet Mail Extensions
SMTP - Simplified Mail Transport Protocol
SNOMED - Systemized Nomenclature for Medicine

XML - Extensible Markup Language