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Acronyms and Abbreviations

Acronym Description
DOB Date of Birth
DSTU Draft Standard for Trial Use
EHR Electronic Health Record
EMR Electronic Medical Record
ER Emergency Room
FHIR HL7 Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resources Standard
HCN Provincial Health Card Number
HL7 Health Level Seven
HTTP Hypertext Transfer Protocol
HTTPS HTTP connection encrypted by Transport Layer Security
IETF Internet Engineering Task Force
IG Implementation Guide
LHIN Local Health Integration Network
MOH Ministry of Health
MRN Medical Record Number
NHS National Health and social care System
NP Nurse Practitioner
OID Object Identifier
OT Occupational Therapy
PCP Primary Care Provider
PCR Provincial Client Registry
PHI Personal Health Information
PI Personal Information
POS Point of Service Application or System
PPR Provincial Provider Registry
PSD Provincial Service Directory
Pub/Sub Publish/subscribe is a messaging pattern where senders of messages, called publishers, do not program the messages to be sent directly to specific receivers, called subscribers, but instead categorize published messages into classes without knowledge of which subscribers, if any, there may be. Similarly, subscribers express interest in one or more classes and only receive messages that are of interest, without knowledge of which publishers, if any, there are.
REST Representational State Transfer
RFI Request for Information
RMS Referral Management System: an electronic referral system that mediates the referral process on behalf of the Referral source and referral target, e.g., send referral, receive referral, update referrals. It also assists in managing information of referrals for all the healthcare services that it provides.
RHP Regulated Healthcare Provider
RPDB Ontario Registered Persons Database
SAML Security Assertion Markup Language
URI Uniform Resource Identifier
THOR Transaction HistOry Registry, a central storage to keep province-wide transactional logs