A CDE Definition
(Healthcare Information Technology Standards Panel) A volunteer group administered by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) and sponsored by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). Organized in 2005, HITSP has been involved with developing interoperability standards for the healthcare industry. For more information, visit www.hitsp.org. See healthcare IT.
Following is a summary of common terms found in documentation related to information technology (IT) in the healthcare field.
CCOW - (Clinical Context Object Workgroup) See CCOW.
CCD - (Continuity of Care Document) See CCR.
CCR - (Continuity of Care Record) See CCR.
CDA - (Clinical Document Architecture) See CDA.
CDRH - (Center for Devices and Radiological Health) See CDRH.
CDSS - (Clinical Decision Support System) See CDSS.
CMS - (Context Management Standard) See CCOW.
CPOE - (Computerized Prescriber Order Entry) See CPOE.
e-detailing (Electronic Detailing) See e-detailing.
e-prescribing (Electronic Prescribing) See e-prescribing.
EMR - (Electronic Medical Record) See EMR.
EHR - (Electronic Health Record) See EHR.
PHR - (Personal Health Record) See PHR.
HAN - (Health Alert Network) See HAN.
HIE - (Health Information Exchange) See HIE.
HIMSS - (Health Information and Management Systems Society) See HIMSS.
HIPAA - (Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996) See HIPAA.
HIT - (Health Information Technology) See HIT.
HITECH - (Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health Act) See HITECH.
HITSP - (Healthcare Information Technology Standards Panel) See HITSP.
HL7 - (Health Level 7) See HL7.
Hospital Compare - A U.S. government website for finding hospitals and their track record. See Hospital Compare.
ICD - (International Classification of Diseases and Related Health Problems) See ICD.
LOINC - (Logical Observation Identifiers Names and Codes) See LOINC.
meaningful use - Meeting requirements for EHR use. See meaningful use.
NHIN - (Nationwide Health Information Network) See NHIN.
NQF - (National Quality Forum) See NQF.
PCEHR - (Personally Controlled Electronic Health Records) The Australian standard for electronic health records. Individuals have control over who can see the information.
SNOMED CT - (Systematized Nomenclature Of Medicine Clinical Terms) See SNOMED CT.
SRE - (Serious Reportable Event) See SRE.
RHIO - (Regional Health Information Organization) See HIE.
telehealth - Remote diagnostic/remedial procedures. See telehealth.
telemedicine - Remote medicine. See telemedicine.
telesurgery - Remote surgery. See telesurgery.
UMLS - (Unified Medical Language System) See UMLS.
VLER - (Virtual Lifetime Electronic Record) See VLER.
AHIC - American Health Information Community
ARRA - American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009
CAH - Critical Access Hospital
CAHPS - Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems
CCHIT - Certification Commission for Health Information Technology
CCN - CMS Certification Numbers
CDC - Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
CFR - Code of Federal Regulations
CGD - Certification Guidance Document
CHIME - College of Healthcare Information Management Executives
CHIP - Children's Health Insurance Program
CHIPRA - Children's Health Insurance Program Reauthorization Act of 2009
CMS - Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
CMS-0033-P - CMS Electronic Health Record (EHR) Incentive Program
CY - Calendar Year
EP - Eligible Professionals
EPO - Exclusive Provider Organization
FACA - Federal Advisory Committee Act
FFP - Federal Financial Participation
FFS - Fee-For-Service (Medicare program)
FFY - Federal Fiscal Year
FQHC - Federally Qualified Health Center
FTE - Full-Time Equivalent
FY - Fiscal Year
GIPSE - Geocoded Interoperable Population Summary Exchange Accountability Act of 1996
HEDIS - Healthcare Effectiveness Data and Information Set
HHS - Department of Health and Human Services
HMO - Health Maintenance Organization
HOS - Health Outcomes Survey
HPSA - Health Professional Shortage Area
HRSA - Health Resource Services Administration
IAPD - Implementation Advanced Planning Document
IHS - Indian Health Services
IPA - Independent Practice Association
MA - Medicare Advantage
MAC - Medicare Administrative Contractor
MCO - Managed Care Organization
MITA - Medicaid Information Technology Architecture
MMIS - Medicaid Management Information Systems
MSA - Medical Savings Account
NCPDP - National Council for Prescription Drug Programs
NCQA - National Committee for Quality Assurance
NCVHS - National Committee on Vital and Health Statistics
NLM - National Library of Medicine
NPI - National Provider Identifier
OCR - Office for Civil Rights
OIG - Office of Inspector General
OMB - Office of Management and Budget
ONC - Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology
ONC ACB - ONC Authorized Certification Body
ONC ATCB - ONC Authorized Testing and Certification Body
OPM - Office of Personnel Management
PAHP - Prepaid Ambulatory Health Plan
PAPD - Planning Advanced Planning Document
PFFS - Private Fee-For-Service
PIHP - Prepaid Inpatient Health Plan
PHO - Physician Hospital Organization
PHS - Public Health Service
PHSA - Public Health Service Act
POS - Place of Service
PPO - Preferred Provider Organization
PQRI - Physician Quality Reporting Initiative
PSO - Provider Sponsored Organization
RFA - Regulatory Flexibility Act
RHC - Rural Health Clinic
RIA - Regulatory Impact Analysis
RPPO - Regional Preferred Provider Organization
SHARP - Strategic Health IT Advanced Research Projects Program
SMHP - State Medicaid Health Information Technology Plan
SSA - Social Security Act
TIN - Tax Identification Number
UCUM - Unified Code for Units of Measure
UNII - Unique Ingredient Identifier
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