Healthcare Abbreviations


What is Health?

Health means the state of normal functioning of the human organism. To have health is to live with good physical and mental disposition.

In addition to the good disposition of the body and mind, the WHO (World Health Organization) includes in the definition of health, the social well-being among individuals.

An individual’s health can be determined by human biology itself, by the physical, social and economic environment to which he is exposed and by his lifestyle, that is, by eating habits and other behaviors that can be beneficial or harmful.

Good health is associated with increased quality of life. It is known that a balanced diet, the regular practice of physical exercises and emotional well-being are determining factors for a balanced state of health.

On the other hand, people who are exposed to precarious conditions of survival, who do not have basic sanitation (water, cleaning, sewage, etc.), adequate medical care, quality food and water, etc., have their health seriously affected.

Health sciences form professionals with knowledge in disease prevention, care practice and promotion of the population’s well-being.

The professions in the health area are: Biomedicine, Physical Education, Nursing, Pharmacy, Physiotherapy, Medicine, Nutrition, Dentistry, Psychology, Social Work, Veterinary, among others.

Health insurance

Health insurance is a form of protection for an individual in case he needs medical care. Access to medical and hospital services is a guarantee included in the Federal Constitution of Brazil. However, the State cannot respond to all people who need medical care. For this reason, some private companies or other organizations work in this area.

Many workers in private companies are entitled to private health plans, which guarantee them access to a variety of health care.

Public health

Public health is a concept that refers to the physical and mental integrity of the constituent elements of a community. Public health encompasses measures and policies related to hygiene, for the maintenance of health, and measures for the prevention of diseases are also promoted.

Healthcare Abbreviations

List of Acronyms Related to Healthcare

AHM Academy for Healthcare Management
ATHC Addressing Tobacco in Healthcare
ARHAI Advisory Committee on Antimicrobial Resistance and Healthcare Associated Infection
ARCH Advocates for Reproductive Choice in Healthcare
ACHP Affiliated Community Healthcare Physicians
AHCA Affordable Healthcare Act
AHQR Agency for Healthcare Quality and Research
AHRQ Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality
AHF AIDS Healthcare Foundation
ASHE Alabama Society for Healthcare Engineering
AEHN Albert Einstein Healthcare Network
AAH Alliance for Alternatives in Healthcare
AHPI Allied Healthcare Products Inc
ALLI Allion Healthcare, Inc.
AHS Allscripts Healthcare Solutions
AAHA American Academy of Healthcare Attorneys
AAHID American Academy of Healthcare Interior Designers
AACH American Academy on Communication in Healthcare
AAHC American Association of Healthcare Consultants
ACHA American College of Healthcare Architects
ACHE American College of Healthcare Executives
ACHS American College of Healthcare Sciences
AHRA American Healthcare Radiology Administrators
AIHF American Institute of Healthcare & Fitness
ASHE American Society for Healthcare Engineering
ASHES American Society for Healthcare Environmental Services
ASHRM American Society for Healthcare Risk Management
AHS Amn Healthcare Inc
ARPP Analysis of ROI for Pharmaceutical Promotion (healthcare industry)
AHP Anesthesia Healthcare Partners
AHSL Anglia Healthcare Systems Ltd.
ARH Appalachian Regional Healthcare, Inc.
AHG Apria Healthcare Group
AZHHA Arizona Hospital and Healthcare Association
AHHA Arizona Hospital and Healthcare Association
AABH Association for Ambulatory Behavioral Healthcare
AHAP Association for Healthcare Accreditation Professionals
AHDI Association for Healthcare Documentation Integrity
AHP Association for Healthcare Philanthropy
AHRMM Association for Healthcare Resource Materials Management
AIHM Association for Improved Healthcare on Maui
AWCH Association for the Wellbeing of Children in Healthcare
AABH Association of Ambulatory Behavior Healthcare
ABHM Association of Behavioral Healthcare Management
ABHI Association of British Healthcare Industries
AHCU Association of Healthcare Credit Unions
AHHRM Association of Healthcare Human Resource Management
ACHS Australian Council on Healthcare Standards
AHHA Australian Healthcare and Hospitals Association
AHA Australian Healthcare Association
ARCHI Australian Resource Centre for Healthcare Innovations
BDNH Ballarat District Nursing and Healthcare
BHCA Baltimore HealthCare Access, Inc.
BHG Bankers Healthcare Group, Inc.
BANHC Bay Area Network of Healthcare Consultants
BHS Baylor Healthcare System
BHS Beacon Healthcare Solutions, LLC
BHCA Behavioral HealthCare Associates PC
BHI Behavioral Healthcare Incorporated
BHO Behavioral Healthcare Options
BHS Benenden Healthcare Society
BCHC Birmingham Community Healthcare
BHI Boots Healthcare International
BHNZ Boots Healthcare New Zealand
BHBIA British Healthcare Business Intelligence Association
BJHCIM British Journal of Healthcare Computing and Information Management
BCHC Broward County Healthcare Coalition
BCRH Brown County Regional Healthcare
BCHC Business Council for Healthcare Competition
CHA California Healthcare Association
CHIP California Healthcare for Indigents Program
CHCF California HealthCare Foundation
CHI California Healthcare Institute
CHIA California Healthcare Interpreting Association
CUHA California Universal Healthcare Act
CAGRH Californians Against Government Run Healthcare
CHCF Cambodian Healthcare Charity Foundation
CQ Cambridge Quarterly of Healthcare Ethics
CAHR Canadian Association for Healthcare Reimbursement
CHA Canadian Healthcare Association
CHES Canadian Healthcare Engineering Society
CHECKMATE Canadian Healthcare Manager
CHM Canadian Healthcare Manager
CHF Carolinas HealthCare Foundation
CHS Carolinas Healthcare System
CTRH Carson Tahoe Regional Healthcare
CHAN Catholic Healthcare Audit Network, LLC
CHP Catholic Healthcare Partners
CHCPNJ Catholic HealthCare Partnership of New Jersey
CHW Catholic Healthcare West
CHWDCHS Catholic Healthcare West, Daughters of Charity Health System
CHES Center for Healthcare Education and Studies
CHEM Center for Healthcare Environmental Management
CHCE Center for Healthcare Ethics
CRTHC Center for Research on Telehealth and Healthcare Communications
CMHT Central Manchester Healthcare Trust
CIHR Centre for Integrated Healthcare Research
CSHHH Centre for the Social History of Health and Healthcare
CHCE Certificate in Healthcare Ethics
CCHIT Certification Committee for Healthcare Information Technology
CHRC Certification in Healthcare Research Compliance
CHAMFER Certified Healthcare Access Manager
CHAM Certified Healthcare Access Manager
CHC Certified Healthcare Collector
CHC Certified Healthcare Compliance
CHCO Certified Healthcare Compliance Officer
CHEM Certified Healthcare Environmental Manager
CHESP Certified Healthcare Environmental Services Professional
CHE Certified Healthcare Executive
CHFM Certified Healthcare Facilities Manager
CHFP Certified Healthcare Finance Professional
CHFP Certified Healthcare Financial Professional
CHI Certified Healthcare Instructor
CHPA Certified Healthcare Protection Administrator
CHSS Certified Healthcare Security Supervisor
CHPS Certified in Healthcare Privacy and Security
CHPC Certified in Healthcare Privacy Compliance
CPHM Certified Professional in Healthcare Management
CFHI Child Friendly Healthcare Initiative
CHOA Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta
CHA Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta
CHCS Cigna Healthcare for Seniors
CHRF Collaboration for Healthcare Renewal Foundation
CHRF Collaboration for Healthcare Renewal Fund
CFHA Collaborative Family Healthcare Association
CHIME College of Healthcare Information Management Executives
COHE College of Osteopathic Healthcare Executives
CBHC Colorado Behavioral Healthcare Council
CHAI Commission for Healthcare Audit and Inspections
CBHA Community Behavioral Healthcare Association of Illinois
CHIT Community Healthcare Interpreter Training
CHECU Community of Healthcare Employees Credit Union
CHCF Complementary Healthcare Consultative Forum
CHRISTIAN Complete Healthcare Resources
CHR Complete Healthcare Resources
CBH Comprehensive Behavioral Healthcare, Inc.
CHAMP Comprehensive Healthcare Analysis and Management Program
CAHF Connecticut Association of Healthcare Facilities
COMH Consortium for Organizational Mental Healthcare
CAHPS Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems
CDH Consumer Driven Healthcare
CHC Consumer Healthcare
CHPA Consumer Healthcare and Products Association
CHPA Consumer Healthcare Products Association
CHRISTIAN Consumer Healthcare Retail
CHR Consumer Healthcare Retail
CDH Consumer-Directed Healthcare
CHRE Council for Healthcare Regulatory Excellence
CRHP Council for the Regulation of Healthcare Professionals
CCHI Cross Country Healthcare Inc.
CHCF Crownpoint Healthcare Facility
DKH Day Kimball Healthcare
DHCP Dear Healthcare Provider Letter
DHMI Defense Healthcare Management Institute
DEHA Delaware Healthcare Association
DVHC Delaware Valley Healthcare Council
DHCP Dental Healthcare Personnel
DHFS Department of Healthcare and Family Services
DHG Dimension Healthcare Group
DHP Disability Healthcare Professional
DHQ Division of Healthcare Quality
DHA Doctor of Healthcare Administration
DHCC Dubai Healthcare City
DPOAH Durable Power of Attorney for Healthcare
DHTI Dynamic Healthcare Technologies Inc.
EMH Eastern Maine Healthcare
EMHS Eastern Maine Healthcare Systems
EHRC Electronic Healthcare Record Communication
EHS Electronic Healthcare Systems, Inc.
EHG Emaar Healthcare Group
ETHIC Emerging Technologies and Healthcare Innovations Congress
EHAS Equifax Healthcare Administrative Services
EEH Escrow-Equity Healthcare
EHMA European Healthcare Management Association
ENHER Evanston Northwestern Healthcare
ENHED Evanston Northwestern Healthcare
ENH Evanston Northwestern Healthcare
EHM Executive Healthcare Management
FSRH Faculty of Sexual and Reproductive Healthcare
FACHE Fellow American College of Healthcare Executives
FAHP Fellow of the Association for Healthcare Philanthropy
FAHM Fellow, Academy for Healthcare Management
FAAHC Fellow, American Association of Healthcare Consultants
FAHQ Florida Association of Healthcare Quality
FMH Frederick Memorial Healthcare System
FHHN Friendly Hills Healthcare Network
FHN Future Healthcare Network
GHII Genesis Healthcare International, Inc.
GHS Genesis Healthcare System
GCHC Georgia Correctional HealthCare
GECSHG Geriatrics and Extended Care Strategic Healthcare Group
GHEG German Healthcare Export Group
GHAP Global Healthcare Applications Project
GHX Global Healthcare Exchange
GHCHA Greater Hill Country Healthcare Alliance
GHG Grey Healthcare Group
GHT Gulfstream Healthcare Technology
HAAG Healthcare Advertising Agencies Group
HAN Healthcare and Aging Network
HLS Healthcare and Life Sciences
HMECU Healthcare and Municipal Employees Credit Union
HANDS Healthcare Application Network Delivery System
HACU HealthCare Associates Credit Union
HAH Healthcare Association of Hawaii
HCAP HealthCare Automation Partners
HBCT Healthcare Billing and Coding Technology
HBCS Healthcare Billing and Collection Service
HBCE Healthcare Blogger Code of Ethics
HBI Healthcare Building Ideas
HCBA Healthcare Business Association
HBAC Healthcare Business Woman’s Association of Canada
HBA Healthcare Businesswomen’s Association
HCFI Healthcare Christian Fellowship International
HCC Healthcare Commission
HCPC Healthcare Common Procedure Coding
HCPCS Healthcare Common Procedure Coding System
HCMA Healthcare Communication and Marketing Association
HCS Healthcare Compensation Solutions
HCI Healthcare Consultants International
HCUP Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project
HDX Healthcare Data Exchange
HDIF Healthcare Data Interpretation Facility
HELIX Healthcare Education Learning and Information Exchange
HEDIS Healthcare Effectiveness Data and Information Set
HEDIC Healthcare Electronic Data Interchange Coalition
HEFCU Healthcare Employees Federal Credit Union
HEM Healthcare Environmental Manager
HEI Healthcare Equality Index
HCEU Healthcare Evaluation Unit
HFS Healthcare Facilitation Services
HFAP Healthcare Facilities Accreditation Program
HFC Healthcare Facilities Consortium
HFMA Healthcare Financial Management Association
HFI Healthcare Financial, Inc.
HFMI Healthcare Fiscal Management, Inc.
HWD Healthcare for Workers with Disabilities
HFOC HealthCare Foundation for Orange County
HFNSC Healthcare Foundation Northern Sonoma County
HHC Healthcare Hazard Control
HHMM Healthcare Hazard Management Monitor
HISC Healthcare Improvement Skills Center
HIP Healthcare Incentive Plan
HICPAC Healthcare Infection Control Practice Advisory Committee
HIMSS Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society
HIEI Healthcare Information Exchange and Interoperability
HIIT Healthcare Information Infrastructure Technology
HIT Healthcare Information Technology
HITI Healthcare Information Technology Initiative
HITSP Healthcare Information Technology Standards Panel
HIW Healthcare Inspectorate Wales
HIGLAS Healthcare Integrated General Ledger and Accounting System
HLC Healthcare Leadership Council
HMO Healthcare Maintenance Organization
HMI Healthcare Management Initiative
HMIC Healthcare Management Innovation Center
HMS Healthcare Management System
HMSA Healthcare Manpower Shortage Area
HMS Healthcare Marketing Services
HNA Healthcare Networks of America
HOST Healthcare Open Systems and Trial
HPET Healthcare Partners of East Texas
HPM Healthcare Performance Management
HPPI HealthCare Purchasing Partners International
HQAA Healthcare Quality Association on Accreditation
HQI Healthcare Quality Improvement
HQIS Healthcare Quality Information System
HRCMS Healthcare Receivables Cycle Management
HRDI Healthcare Research and Development Institute
HRSI Healthcare Resolution Services, Inc.
HRG Healthcare Resource Group
HRU Healthcare Resource Utilization
HCSG Healthcare Services Group Incorporated
HSSP Healthcare Services Specification Project
HCS Healthcare Software
HSA Healthcare Supplies Association
HSC Healthcare Supply Chain
HSO Healthcare Support Office
HTAP Healthcare Technical Assistance Program
HTB Healthcare Transaction Base
HWCDD Healthcare Workforce and Community Development Division
HAI Healthcare-Acquired Infection
HAI Healthcare-Associated Infections
HCAP Healthcare-Associated Pneumonia
HKMHDMA Hong Kong Medical and Healthcare Device Manufacturers Association, Ltd.
HHCS Hospital & Healthcare Compensation Service
HCS Hospital & Healthcare Compensation Service
HCAHPS Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers & Systems
HMHS Humana Military Healthcare Services, Inc
IAHA Illinois Association of Healthcare Attorneys
IDHFS Illinois Department of Healthcare and Family Services
IHCD Independent Healthcare Direct Ltd.
ISHP Independent Sector Healthcare Provider
IHEN Indiana Healthcare Executives Network
IHS Infocrossing Healthcare Services
IFMH Information for the Management of Healthcare
ICHE Institute for Continuing Healthcare Education
IHI Institute for Healthcare Improvement
INHL Institute for Nursing Healthcare Leadership
IHM Institute of Healthcare Management
IHA Integrated Healthcare Association
IHIS Integrated Healthcare Information System
IHM Integrated Healthcare Management
IHN Integrated Healthcare Network
IHP Integrated Healthcare Publishers
IHSS Integrated Healthcare Systems Simulation
IHE Integrating the Healthcare Enterprise
IHS Integrative Healthcare Symposium
IAHSS International Association for Healthcare Security and Safety
ICHP International Commission on Healthcare Professions
IHOC International Healthcare Opportunities Clearinghouse
ITHA International Travel Healthcare Association
IHC Internet Healthcare Coalition
IHC Iowa Healthcare Collaborative
ISHA Iowa Society of Healthcare Attorneys
IPHA Irish Pharmaceutical Healthcare Association
JHS Jackson Healthcare Solutions
JIHA Japan Institute of Healthcare Architecture
JHF Jewish Healthcare Foundation
JHHS Jewish Hospital HealthCare Services
JCAHO Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations
JHQ Journal for Healthcare Quality
JHM Journal of Healthcare Management
KHR Kelly Healthcare Resources
KVC KVC Behavioral HealthCare, Inc.
LMHC Lakeview Manor Healthcare Center
LHMA Lebanese Healthcare Management Association
LHRM Licensed Healthcare Risk Manager
LHCA London Healthcare Agency
MHP Managed Healthcare Professional
MSHI Management Services for Healthcare, Inc.
MCHM Manchester Centre for Healthcare Management
MHEI Maryland Healthcare Education Institute
MHC Masonic Healthcare Center
MHHRA Massachusetts Healthcare Human Resources Association
MHI Masters in Healthcare Innovation
MHA Masters of Healthcare Administration
MHPRA Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency
MHRA Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency
MIHM Member of the Institute of Healthcare Management
MHS Methodist Healthcare System
MHMA Midwest Healthcare Marketing Association
MHHP Minnesota Hospital and Healthcare Partnership
MHS Mphasis Healthcare Solutions
NCHES National Capital Healthcare Engineering Society
NCCBH National Council for Community Behavioral Healthcare
NHCA National Healthcare Collectors Association
NHC National Healthcare Corporation
NHDR National Healthcare Disparities Report
NHG National Healthcare Group
NHGP National Healthcare Group Polyclinics
NHSN National Healthcare Safety Network
NHSA National Healthcare Staffing Association
NHA National Healthcareer Association
NICHQ National Initiative for Children’s Healthcare Quality
NRHI Network for Regional Healthcare Improvement
NBHA New Brunswick Healthcare Association
NEHEN New England Healthcare EDI Network
NBHN Niagara Behavioral Healthcare Network
NMHP Non-Medical Healthcare Professionals
NBHN North Bronx Healthcare Network
NDHA North Dakota Healthcare Association
NSCH North Staffordshire Combined Healthcare Trust
NAH Northern Arizona Healthcare
OHMS Occupational Healthcare Management Services
OIHS Office of International Healthcare Services
OHC Ogilvy Healthcare
OHI Omron Healthcare, Inc.
OHF Open Healthcare Framework
ORH Orlando Regional Healthcare
ORHF Orlando Regional Healthcare Foundation
OHN Orthopedic Healthcare Northwest
OBH Outdoor Behavioral Healthcare
PHI Paraprofessional Healthcare Institute
PHD Pathfinder Healthcare Developments
PHS Pathways Healthcare Scheduling
PMHA Pennsylvania Mountains Healthcare Alliance
PHDC Personal Healthcare Device Class
PCTH Pervasive Computing Technologies for Healthcare
PHAP Pharmaceutical and Healthcare Association of the Philippines
PHIN Pharmaceutical and Healthcare Industry News
PHIND Pharmaceutical and Healthcare Industry News Database
PMHD Pioneers Memorial Healthcare District
PRHI Pittsburgh Regional Healthcare Initiative
PHS Praxair Healthcare Services
PHX Premier Healthcare Exchange
PHS Presbyterian Healthcare Services
PHCS Prevailing Healthcare Charges System
PHNA Primary Healthcare Network Association
PHS Prime Healthcare Services
PHCS Private Healthcare Systems
PAHM Professional, Academy for Healthcare Management
PAH Promoting Awareness in Healthcare
PDHI Protocol Driven Healthcare, Inc
PSFH PS Family Healthcare
PHCG Publicis Healthcare Communications Group
QHN Quality Healthcare Network
QHS Quality Healthcare Staffing
QHC Quinte Healthcare Corporation
RCHE Regenstrief Center for Healthcare Engineering
RIGHT Research Into Global Healthcare Tools
SHN Safer Healthcare Now!
SVMHS Salinas Valley Memorial Healthcare System
SMHF Sarasota Memorial Healthcare Foundation, Inc.
SHEA Saskatchewan Healthcare Excellence Award
SSHAIP Scottish Surveillance of Healthcare Associated Infection Programme
SRH Self Regional Healthcare
SBCH SmithKline Beecham Consumer Healthcare
SHCA Society for Healthcare Consumer Advocacy
SHEA Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America
SHRM Society for Healthcare Risk Management
SSH Society for Simulation in Healthcare
SAH Society for the Arts in Healthcare
SJH South Jersey Healthcare
SCAHRM Southern California Association for Healthcare Risk Management
SIH Southern Illinois Healthcare
SHR Spectrum Healthcare Resources, Inc.
SLH Standard Life Healthcare
SHEP Survey of Healthcare Experience of Patients
THRF Taiwan Healthcare Reform Foundation
TMH Tallahassee Memorial HealthCare
THS Technical Healthcare Solutions
TAHFM Texas Association of Healthcare Facilities Management
THCG The HealthCare Group
UHG Unified Healthcare Group
UAHC United American Healthcare Corporation
UBHT United Bristol Healthcare Trust
UHC United HealthCare Service, Inc.
UHW United Healthcare Workers
UHC UnitedHealthcare
UHID Universal Healthcare Identifier
UPH University Physicians Healthcare
UPHOLSTERY University Physicians Healthcare
USHE Utah Society of Healthcare Engineers
VHHP Valley Homeless Healthcare Program
VAEH Vermont Alliance for Ethical Healthcare
WCHI Waldo County Healthcare, Inc.
WISH Weight Institute and Surgical Healthcare
WGHG West Gippsland Healthcare Group
WHIT Western Healthcare Insurance Trust
WAHA Whatcom Alliance for Healthcare Access
WEHT Winchester and Eastleigh Healthcare Trust
WRHC Winner Regional Healthcare Center
WAHQ Wisconsin Association for Healthcare Quality
WFHS Wisconsin Forum for Healthcare Strategy
WHEA Wisconsin Healthcare Engineering Association
WHTA Wisconsin Healthcare Telecommunications Association
WHERE Women for Healthcare Education, Reform & Equity
WHSA Worker Healthcare Security Act
WHIT World Healthcare Innovation and Technology Congress
WRGH Wye River Group on Healthcare
WCHI Wyeth Consumer Healthcare Inc
YCHIP Yolo County Healthcare for Indigents Program
ZHM Zentrum für Healthcare Management