Clinical Quality Language Release 1 STU 3 (1.3)
Clinical Decision Support Work GroupMaturity Level: 4Ballot Status: STU 3

Appendix E – Acronyms

Acronym Definition/Description

AHRQ

Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality

ANTLR4

ANother Tool for Language Recognition (version 4)

CDA

Clinical Document Architecture

CDS

Clinical Decision Support

CDSC L3

Clinical Decision Support Consortium Level 3

CDS KAS

Clinical Decision Support Knowledge Artifact Specification

CMS

Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services

CPT

Current Procedural Terminology

CQL

Clinical Quality Language

CQM

Clinical Quality Measure

CREF

Allscripts Common Rule Engine Format (CREF) specification

CTS2

Common Terminology Services 2

DAM

Domain Analysis Model

DSTU

Draft Standard for Trial Use

eCQI

Electronic Clinical Quality Improvement

eCQM

Electronic Clinical Quality Measure

EHR

Electronic Health Record

ELM

Expression Logical Model

EMR

Electronic Medical Record

eRecs

AHRQ Electronic Recommendations

FHIR

Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resources

GEM

Guidelines Element Model

HeD

Health eDecisions

HIE

Health Information Exchange

HIT

Health Information Technology

HITECH Act

Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health Act

HIPAA

Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act

HITSP

Health Information Technology Standards Panel

HL7

Health Level 7

HQMF

Health Quality Measure Format

ICD-9-CM

International Classification of Diseases, Ninth Revision

ICD-10

International Classification of Diseases, Tenth Revision

IHTSDO

International Health Terminology Standards Development Organization

ISO

International Organization for Standardization

LOINC

Logical Observation Identifiers Names and Codes

MAT

Measure Authoring Tool

NCQA

National Committee for Quality Assurance

NQF

National Quality Foundation

OID

Object Identifier

ONC

Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology

PHR

Personal Health Record

QDM

Quality Data Model

QRDA

Quality Reporting Document Architecture

QUICK

Quality Improvement and Clinical Knowledge

RIM

Reference Information Model

SI

International System of Units

SNOMED-CT

Systematized Nomenclature of Medicine – Clinical Terms

SQL

Structured Query Language

UCUM

Unified Code for Units of Measure

UML

Unified Modeling Language

URI

Uniform Resource Identifier

URL

Uniform Resource Locator

URN

Uniform Resource Name

USHIK

United States Health Information Knowledgebase

UTC

Coordinated Universal Time

VSAC

Value Set Authority Center

XMI

XML Metadata Interchange

XML

eXtended Markup Language

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