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chapt 3 Introduction to Medisoft

Key terms
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Database
a collection of related bits of information.
Knowledge base
a collection of up-to-date technical information
Backup data
a copy of data files made at a specific point in time that can be used to restore data to the
system
Restoring data
the process of retrieving data from backup storage devices
Rebuilding indexes
a process that checks and verifies data and corrects any internal problems with the data
Packing data
the deletion of vacant slots from the database
Purging data
the process of deleting files of patients who are no longer seen by a provider in a practice
Recalculating balances
the process of updating balances to reflect the most recent changes made to the data
MMDDCCYY format
a specific way in which dates must be keyed, in which "MM" stands for the month, " DD" stands
for the day, "CC" represents the century, and "YY" stands for the year