list of acronyms used in the Executive Summary is provided below; a fuller list is provided in Appendix B.
—Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality
—Consolidated Health Informatics (initiative)
—Department of Health and Human Services
—Digital Imaging and Communications in Medicine
—electronic health record
—Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act
—Health Level Seven
—International Classification of Diseases
—Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
—Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations
—National Council on Prescription Drug Programs
—National Committee on Vital and Health Statistics
—Systemized Nomenclature of Human and Veterinary Medicine Clinical Terms
—unique health identifier
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