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Carnegie Mops Vocab

MOPS winter quarter vocabulary methods of filing

alphabetical filing any system that arranges names or topics according to the sequence of the letters in the alphabet
alphanumeric alphanumeric Systems made up of combinations of letters and numbers
audit a formal examination of an organization's or individual's account or financial situation; a methodical examination and review
augment augment to make greater, more numerous, larger, or more intense
caption a heading, title, or subtitle under which records are filed
chronological order relating to, or arranged in order according to the order of time
continuity of care care that continues smoothly from one provider to another, so that the patient receives the most benefit and no interruption in care
dictation dictation the act or manner of speaking (ordering) words to be transcribed
direct filing system a filing system in which materials can be located without consulting and intermediary source of reference
gleaned gathered (bit by bit) information or material picked over in search of relevant material
indirect filing system indirect filing system a filing system in which an intermediary source of reference, such as a card file, must be consulted to locate specific files
microfilm a film bearing a photographic record on a reduced scale of printed or other graphic matter
numeric filing the filing of records, correspondence, or cards by number
objective information that is gathered by watching or observing of a patient
obliteration obliteration act of making undecipherable or imperceptible by obscuring or wearing away
OUT Folder a folder used to provide space for the temporary filing materials
OUT guide a heavy guide that is used to replace a folder that has been temporarily moved from the filing space
power of attorney a legal instrument authorizing one to act as the attorney or agent of the grantor
pressboard a strong, highly glazed composition board resembling vulcanized fiber; heavy cardstock
procrastination to put off intentionally the doing of something that should be done
provisional diagnosis a temporary diagnosis made prior to receiving all test results
quality control an aggregate of activities designed to ensure adequate quality, especially in manufactured product or in the service industries
requisites something considered essential or necessary
retention schedule a method or plan for retaining or keeping medical records, and their movement from active, to inactive, to closed filing
shelf filing a system that uses open shelves rather than cabinets for storing records
shingling a method of filing whereby one report is laid on top of the older reports, resembling the shingles of a roof
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