FY fiscal year

GDP gross domestic product

HCAHPS CAHPS Hospital Survey

HCUP Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project

HEDIS Healthcare Effectiveness Data and Information Set

HHS U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

HIT health information technology

HIV RN HIV Research Network

HPSAs health professional shortage areas

HRSA Health Resources and Services Administration

HIT health information technology

HITECH Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health Act

ICU intensive care unit

IHI Institute for Healthcare Improvement

IHS Indian Health Service

IOM Institute of Medicine

MAD Medicare Administrative Data

MDS Nursing Home Minimum Data Set

MEPS Medical Expenditure Panel Survey

MPSMS Medicare Patient Safety Monitoring System

MRI magnetic resonance imaging

MSA Metropolitan Statistical Area

NAC National Advisory Council for Healthcare Research and Quality

NAMCS National Ambulatory Medical Care Survey

NCBD National CAHPS Benchmarking Database

NCDB National Cancer Data Base

NCHS National Center for Health Statistics

NCI National Cancer Institute

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

NHB net health benefit

NHDR National Healthcare Disparities Report

NHDS National Hospital Discharge Survey

NHIS National Health Interview Survey

NHPCO National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization

NHQR National Healthcare Quality Report

NIH National Institutes of Health

NIMH National Institute of Mental Health

NIS National Immunization Survey

NPCR National Program of Cancer Registries

NPIRS National Patient Information Reporting System

NPP National Priorities Partnership

NQCB National Quality Coordination Board



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