Component Acronym Glossary

AAP- American Academy of Pediatrics

ACP- American College of Physicians

AHIMA- American Health Information Management Association

AIX-Advanced Interactive Executive

AMI-Acute myocardial infarction

CCD- Continuity of Care Document

CCHIT- Certification Commission for Health Information Technology

CCR- Continuity of Care Record

CDR- Clinical Data Repository

CFO- Chief financial officer

CPOE- Computerized Physician Order Entry

CPT- Current Procedural Terminology

CPT-4- Current Procedural Terminology

DBA- database administrator

DEC PPD-11- Digital Equipment Corporation’s Programmed data Processor 11

FDA- Food and Drug Administration

Ghz- Gigahertz

HIMSS- Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society

HITSP- Health Information Technology Standards Panel

HP-UX- Hewlett Packard Unix

IBM DB2- International Business Machines Database 2

ICA- Independent computing architecture

JAMA- Journal of the American Medical Association

KLAS- Name of a health IT research firm (based on founders’ first initials)

LDS Hospital- Latter Day Saints Hospital (Intermountain Healthcare)

LOINC- Logical Observation Identifiers Names and Codes

MAR- Medication administration record

MLMs- Medical Logic Modules

MUMPS- Massachusetts General Hospital Utility Multi-Programming System

MYCIN- Original name is EMYCIN no abbreviations defined

NAHIT- National Alliance for Health Information Technology

NASDAQ- National Association of Securities Dealers Automated Quotations

NDC- National Drug Code (directory)

Open VMS platforms- Open virtual memory systems platforms

OTPS-Other than personal costs

PACS- Picture archiving communication system

QMR- Quick Medical Reference

RAM- Random access memory

RFI- Request for information

RFP- Request for proposal

RFQ- Request for qualifications or Request for Quotation

SNOMED-CT- Systematized Nomenclature of Medicine

SQL- Structured Query language

TCP/IP- Transfer Control Protocol/Internet Protocol

TEPR- Toward the Electronic Patient Record (a type of conference)

UAI- Universal Application Integrator

V Lan- Virtual local area network

VIP- Very important person

XML- Extensible Markup Language

Y2K- ‘the year 2000’ 


Careers in Health Informatics

Dr Chris Paton

This e-Seminar will cover how to develop your career in Health Informatics.


The seminar is hosted by Dr Chris Paton, a digital health researcher at Oxford University and Editor of the Health Informatics Forum. He is a Fellow of the Australasian College of Health Informatics and the UK Faculty of Clinical Informatics and worked as a medical doctor in the NHS and New Zealand before specialising in Clinical Informatics research at Oxford University. Dr Paton is Associate Editor for Sage Digital Health and BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making journals.

Tuesday 11th December 2018

7-8pm GMT, 2-3pm EST