CAD coronary artery disease

CADTH Canadian Agency for Drugs and Technology in Health

CDC Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

CDS computer-aided decision support

CDSC CDS Consortium

CEBM Centre for Evidence-Based Medicine

CER comparative effectiveness research

CHF chronic heart failure

CMS Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services

CMSS Council of Medical Specialty Societies

COGS Conference on Guideline Standardization

COI conflict of interest

COMPUS Canadian Optimal Medication Prescribing and Utilization Service

COPD chronic obstructive pulmonary disease

CPG clinical practice guideline

DoD Department of Defense

EBM evidence-based medicine

EHR electronic health record

EPC evidence-based practice center

ESC European Society of Cardiology

FAO Food and Agriculture Organization

FTE full-time equivalent

GAP Guidelines Applied in Practice

GDG Guideline Development Group

GEM Guideline Elements Model

GIN Guidelines International Network

GLIF Guideline Interchange Format

GRADE Grading of Recommendations, Assessment, Development, and Evaluation

GWTG American Heart Association’s Get with the Guidelines

HHS Department of Health and Human Services

HIT health information technology

ICSI Institute for Clinical Systems Improvement

IDSA Infectious Diseases Society of America



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