Acronyms and Abbreviations

AHRQ

Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality

ASPE

Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation

DHHS

Department of Health and Human Services

DSL

Digital Subscriber Line

ERISA

Employee Retirement Income Security Act

FDA

Food and Drug Administration

GAO

General Accounting Office

HIPAA

Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act

HMO

Health Maintenance Organization

HSR

Health Services Research

IHC

Intermountain Health Care

IHS

Indian Health Service

IOM

Institute of Medicine

IRBs

institutional review boards

MPA

Multiple Project Assurance

NIH

National Institutes of Health

NRC

National Research Council

OECD

Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development

OPRR

Office for Protection from Research Risks

PBM

pharmacy benefit management

PKI

public key infrastructure

RTI

Research Triangle Institute

UCSF

University of California at San Francisco

USUHS

Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences

UTHSCSA

University of Texas Health Sciences Center in San Antonio

WIRB

Western Institutional Review Board



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