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HIT Chapter 7

Indexes, Registers, and Health Data Collection

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Admission/discharge/transfer system used to input patient registration information, which results in creation of an automated master patient index database that allows for the storage and retrieval of information
data comprehensiveness all required data elements are present in the patient record
data consistency ensures reliability of data regardless of the way in which data are stored, displayed, or processed.
data dictionary a collection of data element definitions
data definition data elements should have defined meanings and values so all present and future users understand the data. Facilities create a data dictionary to facilitate this process.
data set establishing of a standard method for collecting and reporting individual data elements so data can be easily compared.
data reliability data is reliable if it is consistent throughout all systems in which it is stored, processed, and/or retrieved.
data precision yields accurate data collection by defining expected data values.
case report forms submitted by health care facilities and providers to report data to sponsoring agencies, facilities and organizations.
comparative data category of health care data used for health service outcomes measurements and research.
daily census count number of inpatients present at census taking time. Usually taken at midnight.
data accuracy data that is error free and correct.
data analysis process of translating data into information utilized for an application.
data collection process by which data elements are accumulated.
data application purpose for which data is collected
daily inpatient census official count of inpatients present at midnight and is calculated each day.
line diagram displays data over a period of time, also called run chart
pie chart displays component parts of data as it relates to the whole
register in health care, a record of admissions, discharges, birth, deaths, operations, and other events
procedure index organized according to ICD-9-CM and/or CPT/HCPCS procedure/ service code
magnetic stripe card contains an electromagnetic surface capable of holding a small amount of information.
vital statistics complied for events, including births, deaths, fetal deaths, marriages, and divorces
relational database contains a limited two dimensional structure that does not allow for complete trend analysis.
index serves to guide, point out or otherwise facilitate reference an alphabetized list of names
admission register maintained by admissions office, and is organized by admission date; contents include patient's name, patient number, admitting physician, admission date, admission diagnosis, and room number.
aggregate data category of health care data based on performance and utilization and resource management.
arithmetic mean mathematical average
automated case abstracting systems allows health care facilities to calculate PPS reimbursement,generate case abstract statistics, review patient charges concurrently...
automated MPI resides on a computer and consists of a database of identification data about patients who have received health care services from a facility.
average daily census average number of inpatients treated during a given time period; calculated for varying time periods.
average length of stay total length of stay divided by the number of patients discharged.
data granularity each attribute and value of data is defined at the correct level of detail.
Created by: 1295978150 on 2009-10-01



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