Acronym  Term


American Academy of Family Physicians National Research Network
AHRQ Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality 
CCR  Continuity of Care Record
CDM   Common Data Model 
CDR  Clinical Data Repository
CER Comparative Effectiveness Research 
CER Hub   Comparative Effectiveness Research Hub 
CINA  Clinical Integration Networks of America, Inc.
COMET Comparative Outcomes Management with Electronic Data Technology 
CONSORT Consolidated Standards of Reporting Trials
DRN Distributed Research Network 
EDM Forum Electronic Data Methods Forum
EHR Electronic Health Record
ePCRN  electronic Primary Care Research Network
FTP File Transfer Protocol
HIE Health Information Exchange 
HIT Health Information Technology
HL7 Health Level Seven International 
HMORN Health Maintenance Organization Research Network
i2b2  Informatics for Integrating Biology & the Bedside 
ICD-9CM International Classification of Diseases 9th edition Clinically Modified
INPC  Indiana Network for Patient Care 
IT Information Technology
MediClass   Medical Classifier Applications 
NLP    Natural Language Processing 
ODM  Oral Diabetes Medications
OGSA-DAI  Open Grid Architecture Data Access and Integration
OMOP  Observational Medical Outcomes Partnership 
PBRN  Practice-Based Research Network
PCOR Patient-Centered Outcomes Research
PCORI Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute
PEAL   The Population-Based Effectiveness in Asthma and Lung Disease Network 
PICOT Patient population (P), Intervention or issue of interest (I), Comparison intervention or issue of interest (C), Outcome(s) of interest (O), Time it takes for the intervention to achieve the outcome(s) (T).
POC Point Of Care
PROSPECT  Prospective Outcome Systems using Patient-specific Electronic data to Compare Tests and therapies studies 
QA Quality Assurance 
QI Quality Improvement
QUADAS Quality Assessment of Diagnostic Accuracy Studies
RDW Research Data Warehouse 
RHIE Regional Health Information Exchange
SAFTINet   Scalable Architecture for Federated Therapeutic Inquiries Network 
SCANNER   Scalable National Network for Effectiveness Research 
SCOAP CERTAIN  Surgical Care and Outcomes Assessment Program CER Translation Network 
SHRINE  Shared Health Research Information Network 
SNOMED CT  Systematized Nomenclature of Medicine Clinical Terminology
SPAN   Scalable PArtnering Network for Comparative Effectiveness Research Across Lifespan
SPRINT Trial   Systolic Blood Pressure Intervention Trial 
STARD STAndards for the Reporting of Diagnostic accuracy studies
SUPREME-DM SUrveillance, PREvention, and ManagEment of Diabetes Mellitus 
TRIAD  Translational Informatics and Data Management Grid 
UIMA  Unstructured Information Management Architecture
VDW   Virtual Data Warehouse 
WICER   Washington Heights Initiative Community-based Comparative Effectiveness Research