The Need to Know

ACRONYM LIST April 2002 (DRAFT)

A

AB

Alberta

ADL

Activities of Daily Living

ADM

Assistant Deputy Minister

ADRD

Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Dementias

ADSTAT

Admission Statistics??

AFM

Addictions Foundation of Manitoba

AFN

Assembly of First Nations

AHF

American Hospital ?

AIM

A???? Improved Measurement

AKA

Also Known As…

ALC

Alternate Levels of Care

ALOS

Average Length of Stay

AMA

Anishinaabe Mino-Ayaawin

AMC

Assembly of Manitoba Chiefs

AMI

Acute Myocardial Infarction

ASMR

Age Standardized Mortality Rate

ATC

Anatomical Therapeutic Code

B

BC

British Columbia

BCG

Bacille Calmette Guerin

BCHRC

Burntwood Community Health Resource Centre

BFI

Baby Friendly Initiative

BMI

Body Mass Index

BMR

Basal Metabolic Rate

BN

Bachelor of Nursing

BRHA

Brandon Regional Health Authority

BRHA

Burntwood Regional Health Authority

BRHC

Brandon Regional Health Centre

BSC

Balanced Score Card

BSE

Breast Self Examination

BYOB

Bring Your Own Baby

C

CA

Cancer

CA

Community Area

CAHR

Centre for Advanced Health Research

CAHR

Community Alliances for Health Research

CAPC

Community Action Program for Children

CBA

Cost Benefit Analysis

CBC

Canadian Broadcasting System

CBR

Crude Birth Rate

CCHS

Canadian Community Health Survey

CCHSA

Canadian Council on Health Services Accreditation

CCHSE

Canadian College of Health Services Executives

CCM

Cancer Care Manitoba

CCU

Critical Care Unit

CDC

Centres for Disease Control and Prevention

CEO

Chief Executive Officer

CFO

Chief Financial Officer

CHA

Community Health Assessment

CHAN

Community Health Assessment Network

CHAU

Community Health Assessment Unit

CHE

Certified Healthcare Executive

CHEPA

Centre for Health Economics and Policy Analysis

CHERA

Canadian Health Economic Research Association

CHN

Canadian Health Network

CHRHA

Churchill RHA

CHRSRF

Canadian Health Services Research Foundation

CHS

Community Health Sciences

CHSE

C??? Health Services Executor????

CHSPR

Centre for Health Services Policy Research

CI

Confidence Interval

CI

Continuous Improvement

CIET

Community Information and Epidemiological Technologies (or more recently….) Community Information, Empowerment, Transparency

CIET

Centre d’Investigacion des Enfermedades Tropirales

CIHI

Canadian Institute for Health Information

CIHR

Canadian Institutes of Health Research

CIO

Chief Information Officer

CLPN

College of Licensed Practical Nurses

CMG

Case Mix Group

CMOH

Chief Medical Officer of Health

CNA

Canadian Nurses Association

COD

Cause of Death

COO

Chief Operating Officer

COPD

Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease

CPNP

Canadian Prenatal Nutrition Program

CPS

College of Physicians and Surgeons

CPS

Compendium of Pharmaceuticals

CPS

College of Physicians and Surgeons

CPSM

College of Physicians & Surgeons of Manitoba

CQI

Continuing Quality Improvement

CRC

Community Resource Centre

CRHA

Central Regional Health Authority

CRN

College of Registered Nurses

CRNM

College of Registered Nurses of Manitoba

CSR

Central Supply Room

CSR

Cervical Screening Rates

CT

Computed Tomography

CT

Computerized Technology

CUPE

Canadian Union of Public employees

CVD

Cardiovascular Disease

D

DER

Diabetes Education Resource

DHAC

District Health Advisory Council

DHC

District Health Council

DI

Diagnostic Imaging

DM

Deputy Minister

DNR

Do Not Resuscitate

DOB

Date of Birth

DOD

Date of Death

DOTC

Dakota Ojibway Tribal Council

DPIN

Drug Programs Information Network

DPIN

Drug Network

DPT

Diphtheria Pertussis Tetanus

DRG

Diagnostic Related Group

DSL

Digital Subscriber Line

DSM

Diagnostic and Statistical Manual (of Mental Disorders)

DSS

Decision Support Services

E

EA

Electoral Area

EBP

Evidence Based Practice

ECD

Early Childhood Development

E-MAIL

Electronic Mail

EMC

Executive Management Committee

EPH

Elderly Persons Housing

EQ

Emotional Quotient

ER

Emergency Room

ERT

Estrogen Replacement Therapy

F

FAE

Fetal Alcohol Effect

FARHA

Four Arrows Regional Health Authority

FAS

Fetal Alcohol Syndrome

FBO

Food-Borne Illness

FIPPA

Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act

FN

First Nations

FNIHB

First Nations/Inuit Health Branch

FPT

Federal Provincial Territorial

FRCP

Fellow Royal College Physicians

G

GC

Gonorrhea

GDG

Geographical District Groupings

GEE

Generalized Estimating Equation

GHW

Grace Hospital Winnipeg

GIF

Graphics Interchange Format

GIS

Geographical Information Systems

GLM

Generalized Linear Model

GP

General Practitioner

GPS

Global Positioning System

GYN

Gynecology

H

HAUM

Hospital Abstracts Users manual

HC

Health Canada

HCM

Healthy Child Manitoba

HEPP

Health Employees Pension Plan

HIM

Health Information Management

HIPC

Health Information Privacy Committee

HIPSEN

Health Information ? Network

HIS

Health Status Indicator

HIV

Human Immunodeficiency Virus

HLM

Hierarchical Linear Model

HPSEN

Health Program Service Ex?? Network

HRAB

Heath research Advisory Board

HREB

Health Research Ethics Board

HSC

Health Sciences Centre

HSURC

Health Services Utilization Research Commission

HTPS

Hypertext Transfer Protocol Secure

HTTP

Hypertext Transfer Protocol

HX

History

I

IADLS

Instrumental Activities of Daily Living

IBCLC

International Board of Certified Lactation Consultants

ICD

International Classification of Diseases

ICES

Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences

ICU

Intensive Care Unit

IDDM

Insulin Dependent Diabetes Mellitus

IHSPR

Institute for Health Services & Policy Research

ILTC

Island Lake Tribal Council

IMPACT

Injuries Manitoba Prevention of Adolescent and Childhood Trauma

IMR

Infant Mortality Rate

INAC

Indian and Northern Affairs

IPPH

Institute for Population & Public Health

IQ

Intelligence Quotient

IRHA

Interlake Regional Health Authority

IS

Information Systems

IT

Information Technologies

IV

Intra-venous

J

JPEG

Joint Photographic Experts Group (original name of committee that wrote the standard)

K

KAP

Knowledge Action Plan

KI

Key Informant

KPI

Key Performance Indicator

KTC

Keewatin Tribal Council

L

LBW

Low Birth Weight

LC

Lactation Consultant

LCDC

Laboratory Centre for Disease Control

LDR

Labour and Delivery Room

LE

Life Expectancy

LGD

Local Government District

LIS

Lab and Imaging Services

LOS

Length of Stay

LPN

Licensed Practical Nurse

LRI

Lower Respiratory Illness

M

MA

Master of Arts

MAC

Medical Advisory Council

MAHCP

Manitoba Association of Health Care Professionals

MALPN

Manitoba Association of Licensed Practical Nurses

MARN

Manitoba Association of Registered Nurses

MB

Manitoba

MBA

Master of Business Administration

MCHP

Manitoba Centre for Health Policy

MD

Medical Doctor

MD

Muscular Dystrophy

METY

Manitoba Education Training and Youth

MFSH

Manitoba Family Services and Housing

MGEU

Manitoba Government Employees Association

MH

Manitoba Health

MHC

Misericordia Health Centre

MHPMF

Manitoba Health Performance Measurement Framework

MHSC

Manitoba Health Services Commission

MIME

Mail Encoding

MIMS

Manitoba Immunization Management System

MIS

Management Information Systems

MKO

Manitoba Keewatinowi Okimakanak

MMA

Manitoba Medical Association

MMR

Measles, Mumps, Rubella

MMSP

Manitoba Medical Services Plan

MNU

Manitoba Nurses Union

MOH

Medical Officer of Health

MPA

Master of Public Administration

MRHA

Marquette Regional Health Authority

MRI

Magnetic Resonance Imaging

MS

Multiple Sclerosis

MSB

Medical Services Branch

MSC

Master of Science

MSSP

Manitoba Staff Services Payroll

MTS

Manitoba Telephone System

N

NADAP

Native Alcohol and Drug Abuse Program

NASES

??

NDP

New Democratic Party

NDSS

National Diabetes Surveillance System

NEHA

North East Health Association

NERHA

North Eastman RHA

NHRDP

National Health Research and Development Program

NICU

Neonatal Intensive Care Unit

NIDDM

Non-Insulin Dependent Diabetes Mellitus

NLSCY

National Longitudinal Survey of Children and Youth

NMRHA

Norman Regional Health Authority

NOR-MAN

Northern Manitoba

NPHS

National Population Health Survey

NRC

National Research Council

NRHA

Nor-Man Regional Health Authority

NST

Non-Stress Test

NTK

Need to Know

O

ON

Ontario

ONN

??

OPD

Outpatient Department

OR

Operating Room

OR

Odds Ratio

OR

Operating Room

OT

Occupational Therapist

P

P

Parking

PAC

Provider Advisory Council

PAHO

Pan American Health Organization

PBCN

??

PC

Political Conservatives

PCCF

Postal Code Conversion File

PCH

Personal Care Home

PDF

Portable Document Format

PH

Public Health

PHC

Primary Health Care

PHD

Doctor of Philosophy

PHI

Public Health Inspector

PHIA

Personal Health Information Act

PHIN

Personal Health Information Number

PHIS

Population Health Information System

PHM

Prairie Health Matters

PHN

Public Health Nurse

PHRDR

Population Health Research Data Repository

PICU

Pediatric Intensive Care Unit

PM

Performance Measure

PMK

Person Most Knowledgeable

PMO

Pat Marten’s Office/Prime Minister’s Office

PMR

Premature Mortality Rate

POPULIS

Population Health Information System

PP

Point Prevalence

PP

Period Prevalence

PRHA

Parkland Regional Health Authority

PRI

Proportion Req??? Intervention

PSA

Physician Service Area

PSA

Protein Specific Antigen

PT

Physical Therapist

PYLL

Potential Years of Life Lost

Q

QALY

Quality Adjusted Life Year

QB

Quebec

QOL

Quality of Life

QTY

Quality

R

RCC

Rehabilitation Centre for Children

RCMP

Royal Canadian Mounted Police

RD

Risk Difference

REB

Research Ethics Board

RHA

Regional Health Authority

RHACMI

Regional Health Authority Central Manitoba Inc.

RHAM

Regional Health Authorities of Manitoba

RIBS

Regional Integrated Business Systems

RIW

Resource Intensity Weight

RM

Risk Management

RM

Rural Municipality

RN

Registered Nurse

RPN

Registered Psychiatric Nurse

RR

Relative Risk

RX

Prescription

S

SAS

From the SAS website:

"Back in 1976, when SAS was founded, SAS was an acronym for statistical analysis system. But a lot has changed since 1976--particularly the range of decision support applications offered by SAS. While we still offer statistical applications, we also offer solutions for data warehousing, data mining, OLAP, data visualization, applications development, and much, much more. That is why today's SAS (rhymes with lass) is no longer an acronym for any particular application. Rather, it is a brand name... a promise to our customers of reliable software backed by service and support."

SBGH

St. Boniface General Hospital

SCTC

Swampy Cree Tribal Council

SD

Standard Deviation

SEFI

Socio-Economic Factor Index

SERHA

South Eastman Regional Health Authority

SERI

Socio-Economic Risk Index

SES

Socioeconomic Status

SK

Saskatchewan

SMD

Society for Manitobans with Disabilities

SMR

Standardized Mortality Rate

SMTP

Simple Mail Transfer Protocol

SOGC

Society of Obstetrics & Gynecology Canada

SOGH

Seven Oaks General Hospital

SRMC

Single Room Maternity Care

SSHRC

Social Sciences Health Research Council

SSL

Secure Socket Layer

STATCAN

Statistics Canada

STB

Standards Development Branch

STD

Sexually Transmitted Diseases

STI

Sexually Transmitted Infection

SW

Social Work

SWRHA

South Westman Regional Health Authority

T

TB

Tuberculosis

TGIF

Thank God It’s Friday

TIF

Tagged Image Format

TQM

Total Quality Management

TX

Treatment

U

UBC

University of B.C.

UEY

Understanding the Early Years

UM

University of Manitoba

UM

Utilization Management

UMFA

University of Manitoba Faculty Association

USA

United States of America

UW

University of Winnipeg

V

VGH

Victoria General Hospital

VISA

Visitor Information System????

VP

Vice President

W

WCB

Workers Compensation Board

WFM

Windows Meta-File

WHO

World Health Organization

WIN

Women & Infant Nutrition

WRHA

Winnipeg Regional Health Authority

WWW

World Wide Web

Y

YTD

Year to Date

Z

ZNO

Zone Nursing Office

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