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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

WORM technology

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

audit controls

Data Dictionary

defining each of the date elements in a patient record, determining which elements should be required, and setting parameters for each element.

Nominal Data

ranked data according to some specific criterion (i.e. sex and race of the subjects in a research study)

Ordinal Data

ranking according to some criterion. (i.e., 1- strongly disagree...5- strongly agree type required responses)

Continuous Data

can assume an infinite number of possible values, and the number has meaning (ex: weight, blood pressure, cost or charges)

Discrete Data

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)

Frequency distribution

nominal, ordinal, and continuous data can be grouped into specific categories

Bar Graphs

used to illustrate nominal, ordinal, discrete and continuous data.

Pareto Diagram

similar to bar graph and histogram, USED to order causes or problems from the most to the least significant.

Accession Number

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)

Aggregate Data

secondary data that include data on groups of people or patient's without identifying any particular patient individual

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