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Glossary of Terms, Acronyms, and Abbreviations

{List all acronyms and abbreviations (in alphabetic order) used in the specification. Refer the below table in yellow as a SAMPLE ONLY]

Term/Acronym/Abbreviation Description
API Application Programming Interface
CCDD Canadian Clinical Drug Data Set
Consent Directive Means “consent directive” as defined in Part V.1 of PHIPA.
DHDR Digital Health Drug Repository
DHIEX Digital Health Information Exchange
DHIR Digital Health Immunization Repository
DICS Diagnostic Imaging Common Services
Digital health asset Means “digital health asset” as defined in O. Reg. 329/04.
DOB Date of Birth
EHR or Electronic Health Record Means “electronic health record” as defined in Part V.1. of PHIPA.
EMR Electronic Medical Record
ER Emergency Room
FHIR HL7 Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resources Standard
FIPPA Means the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act, RSO 1990, c F.31, and its regulations, as amended or replaced from time to time.
HCN Means “health number” as defined in PHIPA.
Health care practitioner Means “health care practitioner” as defined in PHIPA.
HIC or health information custodian Means “health information custodian” as defined in PHIPA.
HIS Hospital Information System
HL7 Health Level Seven
HTTP Hypertext Transfer Protocol
HTTPS HTTP connection encrypted by Transport Layer Security
IETF Internet Engineering Task Force
IG Implementation Guide
Interoperability specification Means “interoperability specification” as defined in O. Reg. 329/04.
IPC Information and Privacy Commissioner of Ontario
IPS International Patient Summary
ISO/TR International Organization for Standardization/Technical Report
LOINC Logical Observation Identifiers Names and Codes
Minister Minister of Health
MOH Ministry of Health
MRN Medical Record Number
OH Ontario Health
OID Object Identifier
OLIS Ontario Laboratories Information System
O. Reg. 329/04 General, Ontario Regulation 329/04 made under PHIPA.
PCP Primary Care Provider
PCR Provincial Client Registry
PHI or Personal Health Information Means “personal health information” as defined in PHIPA.
PHIPA Means the Personal Health Information Protection Act, 2004, SO 2004, c 3, Sch A, as may be amended or replaced from time to time.
PI or Personal Information Means “personal information” as defined in FIPPA.
PO or Prescribed Organization Means “prescribed organization” as defined in PHIPA.
PoS Point of Service Application or System
PPR Provincial Provider Registry
PPS Provincial Patient Summary
PS Patient Summary
PS-CA Pan-Canadian Patient Summary
PS-ON Ontario Patient Summary
R4 Release 4 of the HL7 FHIR standard
REST Representational State Transfer
SAML Security Assertion Markup Language
SNOMED-CT Systemized Nomenclature of Medicine - Clinical Terms
URI Uniform Resource Identifier
THOR Transaction History Registry, a central storage to keep province-wide transactional logs