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eHealth Acronyms: The world of healthcare IT involves lots of important acronyms.
 
 

A
ARRA:  American Recovery and Reinvestment Act

ASTM: American Society for Testing and Materials

B
BHIX: Brooklyn Health Information Exchange

C
CAAT: California ARRA and Accountability Tool

CAeHC: California eHealth Collaborative

CAIR: California Automated Immunization Registry

CalHIPSO: California Health Information Partnership and Services Organization (formerly Cal-REC)

CalOHII: Office of Health Information Integrity

CalPSAB: California Privacy and Security Advisory Board

CalREDIE: California Reportable Disease Information Exchange

CalRHIO: California Regional Health Information Organization

CALSTARS: California State Accounting and Reporting System

CAPH: California Association of Public Hospitals

CAQH: Council for Affordable Quality Health care

CCD: Continuity of Care Document

CCF: Community Care Facility

CCMS: California Court Case Management System

CCR: Continuity of Care Record

CDC: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

CDPH: California Department of Public Health

CFDA:  Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance

CHA: California Hospital Association

CHDP: Child Health and Disability Prevention

CHFFA: California Health Facilities Financing Authority

CHHS: California Health and Human Services Agency

CHWA: California Health Workforce Alliance

CMIPS: Case Management Information and Payrolling System

CMR: Confidential Morbidity Reporting

CMS: Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services

CMS: Case Management System (in context of CWS)

CORE: Committee on Operating Rules for Information Exchange

CPCA: California Primary Care Association

CR: Controller’s Receipt

CSRHA: California State Rural Health Association

CTEC: California Telemedicine and eHealth Center

CTN: California TeleHealth Network

CVX: Clinical Vaccine Codeset Names

CWS: Child Welfare Services

D
DHCS: Department of Health Care Services

DURSA: Data Use and Reciprocal Support Agreement

E
EARS: Earl Aberration Reporting System

ED: Emergency Department

EDI: Electronic Data Interchange

EHR: Electronic Health Record

ELINCS: EHR-Laboratory Interoperability and Connectivity Specification

ELR: Electronic Laboratory Reporting

F
FCC: Federal Communications Commission

FCN: Federal Catalog Number

FERPA: Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act

FQHC: Federally Qualified Health Center

G
GE: Governance Entity

GPRA: Government Performance and Requirements

H
HEAL-NY: Health care Efficiency and Affordability Law for New Yorkers

HEDIS: Health care Effectiveness Data and Information Set

HEP: Health and Education Passport

HIE: Health Information Exchange

HIO: Health Information Organization

HIPAA: Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act

HIT: Health Information Technology

HITECH: Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health Act, part of ARRA

HITFAC: Health Information Technology Financing Advisory Commission

HITSP: Health care Information Technology Standards Panel

HL7: Health Level 7

HMO: Health Maintenance Organization

I
ICD-9 or ICD-10: International Classification of Diseases, version 9 or 10

ICU: Intensive Care Unit

IDN: Integrated Delivery Network

IFR: Interim Final Rule

IFR: Interim Final Rule

IPA: Independent Physician Association

IPSec: Internet Protocol Security 
 

J
K
L
LBNH: Long Beach Network for Health

LEC: Local Extension Center

LOINC: Logical Observation Identifiers Names and Codes

M
Medi-Cal: California Medicaid Program.

MITA: Medicaid Information Technology Architecture

MMIS: Medicaid Management Information System

MOU: Memorandum of Understanding

N
NACO: National Association of County Officers

NAPHSIS: National Association for Public Health Statistics and Information Systems

NCVHS: National Committee on Vital and Health Statistics

 

NGA: National Governors’ Association

NHIE: Nationwide Health Information Exchange

NHIN: Nationwide Health Information Network

NICU: Neonatal Intensive Care Unit

NIST: National Institute of Standards and Technology

NPI: National Provider Identifier

NPRM: Notice of Proposed Rulemaking

O
OASE: Office of State Audits and Evaluation

OCIO: State Chief Information Officer

OHIT: Office of Health Information Technology (California)

OMB: Office of Management and Budget

ONC: Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology

P
P/N: Project Number

PBM: Pharmacy Benefits Management

PHI: Personal Health Information

PHIN: Public Health Information Network

PHIN-MS: Public Health Information Network Messaging System

PHR: Personal Health Record

PPO: Preferred Provider Organization

Q
R
REC: Regional Extension Center

Regional HIO: Regional Health Information Organization

RHITEC: Regional Health Information Technology Extension Center (same as REC)

RPMS: Resource and Patient Management System

RODS: Real Time Outbreak Disease Surveillance

S
SACWIS: Statewide Automated Child Welfare Information System

SAML: Security Assertion Markup Language

SAWS: Statewide Automated Welfare

SBHC: School-Based Health care

SCO: State Controller’s Office

SEFA: Schedule of Expenditures of Federal Awards

SHARP: Strategic HIT Advanced Research Projects Program

SIIS: Statewide Immunization Information System

SMS: Short Message Service

SNOMED: Systematized Nomenclature of Medicine

SOAP: Simple Object Access Protocol

SOP: Standard Operating Procedure

STEVE: State and Territorial Exchange of Vital Events

T
TAC: Technical Advisory Committee

TRC: TeleHealth Resource Center

TLS: Transport Layer Security

TWG: Technical Working Group

U
UDDI: Universal Description Discovery Interface

UHC: United Health care

URI: Uniform Resource Identifier

URL: Uniform Resource Locator

V
W
WSDL: Web Services Description Language

X
Y