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AcronymWhat it Stands ForWhat it is
LMRsA patient-owned and edited medical record. Not a legal medical record, and not necessarily directly tied to the EHR.
PHIA collection of patient data which may be used in a court of law.
FDAEnsures safety, efficacy and security of nation's food supply, medicines, biological and radiological products and cosmetics.
RHIOsA failed system where a third party organization stored health information in a central database for a given region.
ARRAThe healthcare industry's stimulus package of $147.7 Billion
AHRQPrimarily focused on quality. Aims to discover what works in healthcare delivery and translate that into everyday practice and policymaking.
CMSEnsures effective, up-to-date health care coverage for beneficiaries.
CDCPromotes health and quality of life by preventing and controlling disease, injury and disability.
LHDsCommunity center for immunization, venereal disease control, school health services, etc.
ONCLeads the nation's Healthcare IT efforts.
AcronymWhat it Stands ForWhat it is
PHRsAn electronic patient chart and legal medical record. Created per encounter, and not necessarily comprehensive or integrated.
HITA rapidly changing frontier dealing with technological advancements relating to healthcare.
DHHSThe US Government's principal agency for protecting the health of all Americans, and providing human services to all, especially those in need.
HIPAALaw that dictates healthcare providers must inform all patients of their privacy policies, and that they may not share PHIs with non-healthcare providers.
NIHNation's primary medical research agency.
HITECH ActAs part of ARRA, specifies how HIPAA extends into the realm of EHRs.
FQHCAny public or private organization or program that receives federal funding under section 330 of the Public Health Service Act.
EMTALAThe law that dictates that Emergency Departments cannot refuse treatment to a patient based on legal status, citizenship, or insurance restrictions.
HITA rapidly changing frontier dealing with technological advancements relating to healthcare.

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