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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