Acronyms

AAE
Advanced Access
ACA
Affordable Care Act
ACO
Accountable Care Organization
AFHTO
Association of Family Health Teams of Ontario
AHIC
American Health Information Community
AHIMA
American Health Information Management Association
AHRQ
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality
ALC
Alternate Level of Care
ANSI
American National Standards Institute
AODA
Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act
AOHC
Association of Ontario Health Centres
APHA
American Public Health Association
API
Application Program Interface
ARRA
American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009
ARTIC
Adopting Research to Improve Care Program
ASTHO
Association of State and Territorial Health Officials
ASTHO
Association of State and Territorial Health Officials
BAA
Business Associate Agreement
BHIE
Bi-directional Health Information Exchange
BPM
Business Process Model
BSV
Biosurveillance
C-CDA
Consolidated Clinical Document Architecture
CC
Chronic Care
CCAC
Community Care Access Centre
CCD
Continuity of Care Document
CCHIT
Certification Commission for Healthcare Information Technology
CCHIT
Certification Commission for Healthcare Information Technology
CCO
Cancer Care Ontario
CDC
Centers for Disease Control
CDR
Central Data Repository
CDS
Clinical Decision Support
CE
Consumer Empowerment
CFIA
Canadian Food Inspection Agency
CHC
Community Health Centre
CHI
Canada Health Infoway
CHIM
Certified Health Information Management Professional
CHIMA
Canadian Health Information Management Association
CHIME
College of Healthcare Information Management Executives
CHIP
Children’s Health Insurance Program
CIHI
Canadian Institute for Health Information
CIHR
Canadian Institutes of Health Research
CIO
Chief Information Officer
CISO
Chief Information Security Officer
CMHA
Canadian Mental Health Association
CMS
Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
COACH
Canadian Organization for Advancement of Computers in Health (now Digital Health Canada)
CONOPS
Concept of Operations
COTS
Commercial Off-the-Shelf
CPHIMS-CA
Certified Professional in Healthcare Information and Management Systems Canada
CPOE
Computerized Physician Order Entry
CPRS
Computerized Patient Record System
CPSI
Canadian Patient Safety Institute
CPSO
College of Family Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario
CPT
Current Procedural Technology
CQA
Common Quality Agenda
CRM
Customer Relationship Management
CSTE
Council of State and Territorial Epidemiologists
DHC
Digital Health Canada
DI
Diagnostic Imaging
DI
Diagnostic Imaging
DPV
Drug Profile Viewer
DRIVE
Data Repository Indicator Visualization and Evaluation
DURSA
Data Use and Reciprocal Support Agreement
DoD
Department of Defense
E-GOV
E-Government
EA
Enterprise Architecture
ECFAA
Excellent Care for all Act
EDS
Evidence Development and Standards
EHR
Electronic Health Record
EHRA
Electronic Health Record Association
ELR
Electronic Lab Reporting
EMR
Electronic Medical Record
EMR
Electronic Medical Record
EOL
End of Life
EPEP
EMR Practice Enhancement Program
EPR
Electronic Patient Record
FACA
Federal Advisory Committee Act
FAST
Federal Adoption of Standards for Health IT
FDA
Food and Drug Administration
FEA
Federal Enterprise Architecture
FHA
Federal Health Architecture
FHIPR
Federal Health Information Planning and Reporting
FHIR
Fast Health care Interoperability Resources
FHISE
Federal Health Information Sharing Environment
FHITSOP
Federal Health IT Standards Organization Participation
FHT
Family Health Teams
FHT
Family Health Teams
FORE
Foundation of Research and Education
FSS
Federal Security Strategy
FSWG
Federal Security Work Group
FTF
Federal Transition Framework
FY
Fiscal Year
GP
General Practioner
HAF
Health Architect’s Forum
HCP
Healthcare Professional Portal
HHM
Home Health Monitoring
HHS
Department of Health & Human Services
HI
Health Information
HIE
Health Information Exchange
HIMSS
Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society
HIPAA
Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act
HIS
Hospital Information System
HISB
Healthcare Informatics Standards Board
HISE
Health Information Sharing Environment
HISP
Health Information Service Provider
HISPC
Health Information Security and Privacy
HIT
Health Information Technology
HITAC
Health Information Technology Advisory Committee
HITECH
Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health Act of 2009
HITPC
Health Information Technology Policy Council
HITSP
Health Information Technology Standards Panel
HL7
Health Level 7
HMD
Health and Medicine Division of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine
HQO
Health Quality Ontario
HR
1. Human Resources,
HRM
Health Report Manager
HRSA
Health Resources and Services Administration
HSP
Health System Performance
HTA
Healthcare Technology Assessment
HTA
Health Technology Assessment
IAR
Integrated Assessment Record
ICD
International Classification of Diseases
ICES
Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences
IDEAS
Improving and Driving Excellence Across Sectors
IFMC
Iowa Foundation for Medical Informatics
IHE
Integrating the Health care Enterprise
IHI
Institute for Healthcare Improvement
IHS
Indian Health Service
IHSP
Integrated Health Service Plan
IOM
Institute of Medicine; now HMD
IPC
Interprofessional Care
ISMP
Institute for Safe Medication Practices
IT
Information Technology
IT
Information Technology
JCAHO
Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations
KTE
Knowledge Transfer and Exchange
LC
Leadership Council - FHA
LHIN
Local Health Integration Network
LHIN
Local Health Integrated Network
LOB
Line of Business
LTPAC
Long Term Post Acute Care
MIPS
Merit-based Incentive Payment System
MLPA
Ministry / LHIN Performance Agreement
MLPC
Managing Lead Partner Council - FHA
MOHLTC
Ministry of Health and Long Term Care
MOHLTC
Ministry of Health and Long Term Care
MU
Meaningful Use
MUA
Medically Underserved Areas
NAHIT
National Alliance for Health Information Technology; "The Alliance"
NATE
National Association for Trusted Exchange
NCI
National Cancer Institute
NCPDP
National Council for Prescription Drug Programs
NCSL
National Conference of State Legislatures
NCVHS
National Committee on Vital and Health Statistics
NGA
National Governors Association
NHIE
NHIN Health Information Exchange
NHIN
Nationwide Health Information Network
NIH
National Institutes of Health
NIST
National Institute of Standards and Technology
NLM
National Library of Medicine
NPAO
Nurse Practitioners Association of Ontario
NQF
National Quality Forum
OANHSS
Ontario Association of NonProfit Homes and Services for Seniors
OCFP
Ontario College of Family Physicians
OCR
Office for Civil Rights
OHA
Ontario Hospital Association
OHITA
Office of Health Information Technology Adoption
OHTAC
Ontario Health Technology Assessment Committee
OIS
Office of Interoperability & Standards
OLIS
Ontario Laboratories Information System
OMA
Ontario Medical Association
OMB
Office of Management & Budget
ONA
Ontario Nurses Association
ONC
Office of the National Coordinator
ONCHIT
Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology
OPC
Office of Programs & Coordination
OPR
Office of Policy & Research
OPSEU
Ontario Public Service Employee Union
OTN
Ontario Telemedicine Network
PACS
Picture Archiving and Communications System
PARTner
The name for IFMC's system for collecting data from everyone who reports data in to OCSQ
PCMH
Patient-Centered Medical Home
PCP
Primary Care Physician
PDMP
Prescription Drug Monitoring Program
PFCC
Patient- & Family- Centred Care
PHAC
Public Health Agency of Canada
PHC
Personalized Health Care
PHCCC
Population Health & Clinical Care Connections
PHI
Personal Health Information
PHIPA
Personal Health Information Protection Act
PHR
Personal Health Record
PITAC
President's Information Technology Advisory Committee
PM
Program Management
PMO
Project Management Office
PMPRB
Patented Medicine Prices Review Board
PMR
Patient Medical Record
PMS
Pharmacy Management System
PQRI
Physician Quality Reporting Initiative
PQRS
Physician Quality Reporting System
PTSD
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
PVRP
Physician Voluntary Reporting Program
QA
Quality Assurance
QBP
Quality Based Procedure
QCIPA
Quality of Care
QI
Quality Improvement
QI RAP
Quality Improvement Reporting and Analysis Platform
QIP
Quality Improvement Plan
QIS
Quality Improvement Specialist
QPP
Quality Payment Program
QRDA
Quality Reporting Document Architecture
QS
Quality Standard
QUAL
Quality
RFID
Radio Frequency Identification
RHIO
Regional Health Information Network
RIS
Radiology Information System
RN
Registered Nurse
RPMS
Resource and Patient Management System
RPN
Registered Practical Nurses
RTF
Review Task Force
SAMHSA
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
SDLC
Standards Development Lifecycle
SDO
Standards Development Organization
SLHIE
State Level Health Information Exchange Consensus Project
SLT
Senior Leadership Team
SNOMED
Systematized Nomenclature of Medicine
SOA
Service Oriented Architecture
SQAC
System Quality Advisory Committee
SSL
Secure Sockets Layer
TBD
To Be Determined
TBI
Traumatic Brain Injury
TLS
Transport Layer Security
VHA
Veterans Health Administration
VOE
Vista Office EHR
VistA
Veterans Health Information Systems and Technology Architecture
WG
Work Group
eCHN
Electronic Child Health Network
eCQI
Electronic Clinical Quality Improvement
eRX
Electronic Prescribing