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Registries: Immunization Information Systems
Acronyms & Abbreviations
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Every wonder what HIPAA, IIS, IISSB, and VFC stand for? Here are some of the most common acronyms referred to by immunization information systems and immunization programs.

AAFP American Academy of Family Physicians
AAHP American Association of Health Plans
AAP American Academy of Pediatrics
ACIP Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices
AFIX Assessment, Feedback, Incentives, eXchange
AIM Association of Immunization Managers
AIRA American Immunization Registry Association
AMIA American Medical Informatics Association
ASTHO Association for State and Territorial Health Officials
CDC Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
CII Childhood Immunization Initiative
CIRSET Committee on Immunization Registry Standards for Electronic Transactions
CMS Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
CSTE Council of State and Territorial Epidemiologists
DHHS Department of Health and Human Services
eBXML Electronic Business using eXtensible Markup Language
ECBT Every Child By Two


Electronic Health Record


Electronic Medical Record
ESD Epidemiology and Surveillance Division
FAQ Frequently Asked Questions
FTE Full Time Equivalent
GPRA Government Performance Results Act
HCFA Health Care Funding Administration
HCPWG Health Care Provider Participation Work Group
HEDIS Health Plan Employer Data and Information Set
HIPAA Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act


Health Information Technology 
HL7 Health Level Seven
HRSA Health Resources and Services Administration
IHS Indian Health Services
IIS Immunization Information System
IISAR Immunization Information Systems Annual Report
IISSB Immunization Information Systems Support Branch
IPOM Immunization Program Operations Manual
ISD Immunization Services Division
IT Information Technology


Local Health Information Infrastructure
MCO Managed Care Organization
MCHB Maternal and Child Health Bureau
MHRA Medical and Health Research Association of New York
MMIS Medicaid Management Information System
NACCHO National Association of County and City Health Officials
NAPHIT National Association for Public Health Information Technology
NAPHSIS National Association of Public Health Statistics
NCIRD National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases
NEDSS National Electronic Disease Surveillance System


National Health Information Infrastructure 


National Health Information Network
NIC National Immunization Conference
NIS National Immunization Survey
NVAC National Vaccine Advisory Committee
NVPO National Vaccine Program Office


Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology
P/C Privacy and Confidentiality


Public Health Data Standards Consortium
PHI Protected Health Information
PHII Public Health Informatics Institute


Public Health Information Network


Personal Health Record
PPT Provider Participation Team
PROW Programmatic Registry Operations Workgroup


Regional Health Information Organization
SOAP Simple Object Access Protocol
SODA Systems Operations and Design Activity
TWG Technical Working Group
VFC Vaccines for Children
WIC Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children
XML eXtensible Markup Language

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