HIPAA Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act

HIT Health Information Technology

HITSP Health Information Technology Standards Panel

HL7 Health Level 7

HRET Health Research & Educational Trust

IOM Institute of Medicine

ISO International Organization for Standardization

LEP Limited English Proficiency

MEDS Medi-Cal Eligibility Data System

MEPS Medical Expenditure Panel Survey

MIPPA Medicare Improvements for Patients and Providers Act of 2008

NAMCS National Ambulatory Medical Care Survey

NCHS National Center for Health Statistics

NCQA National Committee for Quality Assurance

NCVHS National Committee on Vital and Health Statistics

NHAMCS National Hospital Ambulatory Medical Care Survey

NHANES National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey

NHDR National Healthcare Disparities Report

NHeLP National Health Law Program

NHIS National Health Interview Survey

NHOPI Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander

NHPC National Health Plan Collaborative

NHQR National Healthcare Quality Report

NIS National Immunization Survey

NLAAS National Latino and Asian American Study

NQF National Quality Forum

NRC National Research Council

NSDUH National Survey on Drug Use and Health

NVSS National Vital Statistics System

OCR Office for Civil Rights, HHS

OMB Office of Management and Budget

OMH Office of Minority Health, HHS

ONC Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology, HHS

PHIN Public Health Information Network

PHR Personal Health Record

PQRI Medicare Physician Quality Reporting Initiative

PUMS Public Use Microdata Samples

QI Quality Improvement

RAETT U.S. Census Bureau’s 1996 Racial and Ethnic Targeted Test

RWJF Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

SEER Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results

SES Socioeconomic Status

SSA Social Security Administration

SSN Social Security Number

TDD Telecommunication Device for Deaf Persons

TTY TeleTYwriter or Text Telephone

UMMC University of Mississippi Medical Center

URAC Formerly known as the Utilization Review Accreditation Commission

WCRS Wisconsin Cancer Reporting System



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