Terminal Digit Filing System
numbers are read left to right
Giving each for or view an identifiable name, number, and revision rate
a major key to forms control in a facility with depts that create and modify forms often
makes it impossible to alter documents
Patient numbering system that always assigns the next new number in the system to link a new re-admitted patient to his or her health history
both serial and serial-unit number systems
Communications by patients to ask questions regarding their treatment and request appointment changes
considered healthcare business records and are subject to the same regulations as records created in face to face patient encounters
interdisciplinary patient care plan
the special form or view which plays the central role in planning and providing care at nursing, psychiatric and rehabilitation facilites
Effective means of protecting the security of computerized health information
develop clear policies on date security that are supported by the top management of the facility
Use of computer key signatures requires the same administrative controls as
rubber stamp signatures
Examples of technical security safeguards adopted as a result of HIPAA legislation
defining each of the date elements in a patient record, determining which elements should be required, and setting parameters for each element.
ranked data according to some specific criterion (i.e. sex and race of the subjects in a research study)
ranking according to some criterion. (i.e., 1- strongly disagree...5- strongly agree type required responses)
can assume an infinite number of possible values, and the number has meaning (ex: weight, blood pressure, cost or charges)
numeric values in which the number has meaning and is usually a whole number (number of medications a person is taking, or number of children in a family)
nominal, ordinal, and continuous data can be grouped into specific categories
used to illustrate nominal, ordinal, discrete and continuous data.
similar to bar graph and histogram, USED to order causes or problems from the most to the least significant.
number assigned at cancer registry, first numbers are year patient was first seen at facility, the remaining digits are assinged sequentially throughtout the year.
National Practitioner Data Bank (NPDB)
provides a database of information pertaining to medical doctors (i.e., denial of priviledges, malpractice decisions)(Healthcare improvement act of 1986)
secondary data that include data on groups of people or patient's without identifying any particular patient individual