NSSP Glossary

NSSP Glossary
Acronym Definition
AC Ambulatory Care 2
ADM Analytic Data Management; team who provide analytic expertise and support for NSSP.
ADT HL7-based healthcare facility message type specific to an Admit, Discharge, and Transfer activity
ASTHO Association for State and Territorial Health Officials
ATO Authorization to Operate
BioSense Platform Cloud-based computing environment; core component of the National Syndromic Surveillance Program
BOPA BioSense Platform Onboarding Process Acknowledgment
C&A Certification and Accreditation
CA Certifying Authority
CWE Coded With Exception
CMS Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
DAA Designated Approving Authority
DOH Department of Health for a site’s jurisdiction (i.e., state, county or other)
DUA Data Use Agreement
ED Emergency Department
EHR Electronic Health Record
FIPS Federal Information Processing Standard
FISMA Federal Information Security Management Act
HIE Health Information Exchange
HIS Health Information System
ICD International Classification of Diseases
ISDS International Society for Disease Surveillance
MFT Master Facility Table
NIST National Institute of Science and Technology
NPI National Provider Identifier
NSSP National Syndromic Surveillance Program
OCISCO Office of the Chief Information Security Office
OIDS Globally unique ISO (International Organization for Standardization) identifier
PHDSC Public Health Data Standards Consortium
PHIN Public Health Information Network
PHINMS Message transport system used in public health
PII Personally Identifiable Information
PID Patient ID
Site The NSSP model groups facilities (i.e., hospital emergency department, outpatient clinic) that provide data under a single data administrative authority, called a site administrator. These facilities and single-site administrator constitute a site.
SFTP Secure File Transfer Protocol
SSH Secure Shell; a protocol to allow remote login and enable network services to operate securely
UC Urgent Care
VADS Vocabulary Access and Distribution System