Acronyms

ACOR Association of Cancer Online Resources

AHRQ Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality

ALS amyotrophic lateral sclerosis

ARRA American Recovery and Reinvestment Act

ASCO American Society of Clinical Oncology

ASPH Association of Schools of Public Health

caBIG™ Cancer Biomedical Informatics Grid

CCHIT Certification Commission for Healthcare Information Technology

CDC Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

CED coverage with evidence development

CER comparative effectiveness research

CHOP cyclophosphamide, hydroxydaunorubicin, vincristine, and prednisolone

CME continuing medical education

CMS Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services

CoC Commission on Cancer

CSCW computer-supported cooperative work

CT computed tomography



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Acronyms ACOR Association of Cancer Online Resources AHRQ Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality ALS amyotrophic lateral sclerosis ARRA American Recovery and Reinvestment Act ASCO American Society of Clinical Oncology ASPH Association of Schools of Public Health caBIG™ Cancer Biomedical Informatics Grid CCHIT Certification Commission for Healthcare Information Technology CDC Centers for Disease Control and Prevention CED coverage with evidence development CER comparative effectiveness research CHOP cyclophosphamide, hydroxydaunorubicin, vincristine, and prednisolone CME continuing medical education CMS Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services CoC Commission on Cancer CSCW computer-supported cooperative work CT computed tomography 

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4 A FOUNDATION FOR EVIDENCE-DRIVEN PRACTICE DCIS ductal carcinoma in situ DICOM Digital Imaging and Communications in Medicine EHR electronic health record FDA Food and Drug Administration GCCR Georgia Comprehensive Cancer Registry GIST gastrointestinal stromal tumor HHS U.S. Department of Health and Human Services HIPAA Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act HIT health information technology HITECH Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health Act HITSP Healthcare Information Technology Standards Panel IHE Integrating the Healthcare Enterprise IOM Institute of Medicine IT information technology IVA instrumental variable analysis KP Kaiser Permanente MRI magnetic resonance imaging NCCCP NCI Community Cancer Centers Program NCCN National Comprehensive Cancer Network NCDB National Cancer Data Base NCI National Cancer Institute NHIN National Health Information Network NIH National Institutes of Health NPCR National Program of Cancer Registries NQF National Quality Forum NRC National Research Council ONC Office of the National Coordinator PET positron emission tomography

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 ACRONYMS QOPI Quality Oncology Practice Initiative RCT randomized clinical trial RLHS rapid learning healthcare system RQRS Rapid Quality Reporting System SEER Surveillance, Epidemiology and End Results

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