Voluntary reporting.

Those reporting systems for which the reporting of patient safety events is voluntary (not mandatory). Generally, reports on all types of events are accepted.


Working memory.

A component of production rule system containing information that the system has gained about the problem thus far.

ACRONYM LIST


ADE

adverse drug event

AE

adverse event

AERS

Adverse Event Reporting System

AHRQ

Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality

AIMS

Australian Incident Monitoring System

AMI

acute myocardial infarction

ANSI

American National Standards Institute

ASC

Accredited Standards Committee

ASR

Alternative Summary Reporting—Medical Devices

ASTM

American Society for Testing and Materials


BPD

Blood Product Deviation Reporting System


CDA

Clinical Document Architecture

CDC

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

CEN

Comité Européean Normalisation

CHF

congestive heart failure

CHI

Consolidated Health Informatics

CHIP

Children’s Health Insurance Program

CIS

clinical information systems

CMS

Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services

COPD

chronic obstructive pulmonary disease

CORAS

Risk Assessment of Security Critical Systems

CPOE

computerized physician order entry

CPT

Current Procedural Terminology

CQI

continuous quality improvement

CQuIPS

Center for Quality Improvement and Patient Safety


DHHS

Department of Health and Human Services

DICOM

Digital Imaging and Communications in Medicine

DoD

Department of Defense



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