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HIT chapter 4

lab system

Which of the following is an example of an ancillary system?
a. CDS
c. Lab system
d. PHR


Discrete data are generally entered into an EHR via:
a. Codes
c. Digital dictation
d. Templates

work flow

The ability to electronically put tasks into a queue for someone to perform is called:
a. Coding
b. content management
c. process mapping
d. work flow

CDR (clinical data repository)

What technology is used to manage data from different source systems, including discrete data, scanned images, and digital forms of data:
a. CDR
b. CDS

record locator service

In a Regional Health Information Organization (RHIO), patients would most likely be identified using:
a. Master person index
b. Medical record number
c. Record locator service
d. Unique patient identifier


A special Web page that offers secure access to data is a:
a. Access control
b. Home page
c. Intranet
d. Portal

CDW (clinical data warehouse)

To run an analysis on a large set of data from many patients, the best tool is a:
a. CDR
b. CDW
d. EHR

program to exchange data

An interface is:
a. Device to enter data
b. Protocol for describing data
c. Program to exchange data
d. Standard vocabulary


Standards from which organization would be used for enabling exchange of clinical images:
c. HL7

meaning of a clinical concept

Semantics refers to:
a. Controlled vocabulary
b. Format of a healthcare message
c. Meaning of a clinical concept
d. Use of encoding data in an EHR


Which of the following vocabularies is likely to be used to describe drugs in clinically relevant form:
a. CPT
c. RxNorm


WHen some computers are used primarily to enter data and others to process data the architecture is called:
a. Client/server
b. Local area network
c. Mainframe
d. Web services


Which form of wireless technology is used to beam data between devices in close proximity to one another:
a. Bar coding
b. Bluetooth
c. Ethernet
d. IEEE 802.11

use mirrored processing on redundant servers

What can a healthcare organization implement to help significantly reduce downtime:
a. Acquire storage management software
b. Send data to a remote site via the Internet
c. Store data on RAID
d. Use mirrored processing on redundant servers


Data that describes the data to be entered into an EHR is called:
a. Audit trails
b. Data dictionary
c. Definitional modeling
d. Metadata

best of breed

When a hospital uses many different vendors to support its information system needs, the IT strategy being used is called:
a. Best of breed
b. Best of fit
c. Hospital information system
d. Legacy architecture

implementation plan

A step-by-step approach to installing, testing, training, and gaining adoption for an EHR is referred to as:
a. Implementation plan
b. Migration path
c. Readiness assessment
d. Strategic plan

unit testing

Which form of system testing ensures that each data element is captured correctly:
a. Acceptance testing
b. Integration testing
c. System testing
d. Unit testing

data converson

Which of the following describes the step during implementation when data from an old system are able to be incorporated into the new system:
a. Chart conversion
b. Data conversion
c. System build
d. Table definition

paying for performance

How are helth plans incentivizing providers to use EHRs:
a. Debying paper claims
b. External reporting
c. Paying for performance
d. Requiring use of clinical guidelines

describe contingency plans

If a judge asks a record custodian to attest to the permanence of an EHR, the custodian should:
a. Attest to a retention schedule
b. Describe contingency plans
c. Produce paper back ups
d. Request IT support

access controls

An example of how security of an EHR is afforded is via:
a. Access controls
b. Paper back up system
c. Policies on use and disclosure
d. Stress testing

migration plan

A high level overview if when EHR components will be implemented is:
a. Benefits realization study
b. Implementation plan
c. Migration path
d. Timeline for EHR adoption

patient data entry

A means to reduce the data entry burden for providers but still capture discrete data is:
a. Digital dictation
b. Optical character recognition
c. Patient data entry
d. Speech recognition

data quality

Ensure accurate and timely data entry is:
a. Data comparability
b. Data quality
c. Interoperability
d. Knowledge management

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