ARRA Acronyms

AHRQ Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality
ANSI American National Standards Institute
ARRA American Recovery and Reinvestment Act
BA Business Associate
BAA Business Associate Agreement
CAH Critical Access Hospital
CCHIT Certification Commission for Health Information Technology
CDC Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
CE Covered Entity
CER Comparative Effectiveness Research
CFR Code of Federal Regulations
CGD Certification Guidance Document
CHPL Certified Health Information Technology Products List
CMS Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services
CORE Committee on Operating Rules for Information Exchange
DURSA Data Use and Reciprocal Support Agreement
EHR Electronic Health Record
FQHC Federally Qualified Health Centers
FTC Federal Trade Commission
HCCN Health Center Controlled Networks
HHS Department of Health and Human Services
HIE Health Information Exchange
HIOs Health Information Exchange Organizations
HIPAA Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act
HIT Health Information Technology
HITECH Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health Act
HITRC Health Information Technology Research Center
HRSA Health Resources and Services Administration
IFR Interim Final Rule
ISO International Organization for Standardization
MU Meaningful Use
NHIN Nationwide Health Information Network [now NW-HIN]
NHITI National Health Information Technology Infrastructure
NIH National Institutes of Health
NIST National Institute for Standards and Technology
NPRM Notice of Proposed Rule-Making
NTDC National Training and Dissemination Center
NW-HIN Nationwide Health Information Network Center [formerly NHIN]
OCR Office of Civil Rights (Dept. of Health and Human Services)
ONC Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology [also referred to as ONCHIT]
ONC-ACB ONC-Authorized Certification Body
ONC-ATCB ONC-Authorized Testing and Certification Body
PHI Protected Health Information
PHR Personal Health Record
RECs Health Information Technology Regional Extension Centers
SDE State Designated Entity
SDO Standards Development Organization
SHARP Strategic Health IT Advanced Research Projects
SSA Social Security Act