Acronyms
Definitions for common acronyms you'll run into on the project
Please add new acronyms as you come across them. If you don't know what something means, please ask — there's no embarrassment in not knowing an acronym.

Acronyms

Acronym
Definition
ANM
Auxiliary Nurse Midwife (can run a subcenter)
ASHA
Accredited Social Health Activist (treats patients in rural areas)
CHC
Community Health Centre
CHEW
Ethiopia's Community Health Extension Workers
CHO
Community Health Officer
CVHO
Cardiovascular Health Officer
DM
Diabetes Mellitus
FHIR
"Fire" interoperability standard (Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resources)
FMoH
Federal Ministry of Health
HCD
Human-centered design
HCW
Healthcare worker (e.g. nurse, doctor, pharmacist)
HIT
Health Information Technology
HTN
Hypertension
GoI
Government of India
ICMR
Indian Council of Medical Research
IHCI
Indian Hypertension Control Initiative (new name of IHMI)
IHMI
Indian Hypertension Management Initiative
IPM
Iteration Planning Meeting
MoH
Ministry of Health
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