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HIT 114 Ch. 4

Chapter 4

Abbreviation List Includes medical staff-approved abreviations and symbols and their meanings that can be documented in patient records
Addendum Amending a patient record entry to clarify or add additional information about previous documentation or to enter late entry
Administrative Data Demographic, socioeconomic, and financial information
Age of Consent State-mandated age of emancipation
Age of Majority age of consent
Alternate Care Facilities Provides behavorial health, home health, hospice, outpatient, skilled nursing, and other forms of care
Alterate Storage Method System for locating storage for patient records other than at the health care facility such as off-site storage, microfilm, or optical imaging
Amending Patient records Correction of an incorrect patient record entry by the author of the original entry
Archived Records Records that are placed in storage and rarely accessed, aka inactive records
Assessment(A) Portion of the POR progress note that documents judgment, opinion, or evaluation made by the health care provider
ASTM E 1762-Standard Guide for Authentication of Healthcare Information Document intended to complement standards developed by other organizations and define a document structure for use by electronic signature process, minimum requirements for different use with electronic signature mechanisms, acceptable electronic signatur
Audit Trail List of all changes made to patient documentation in an electronic health record system, including all transactions and activities, date, time, and user who performed the transaction
Authentication A patient record entry signed by the author
Auto-authentication Authentication of a dictated report by a provider prior to its transcription
Automated record system Provides timely access to health information for health surveillance, resource planning, and health care delivery; it replaces paper-based records
character Lowercase and uppercase letters, numeric, digits, and special characters
Chart Deficiencies Missing reports, documentation, and signatures as determined upon patient record analysis
Chronological Date Order Oldest information is filed first in a section of a discharged patient record
Clinical Data health information obtained throughout treatment and care of patient
Clinical data repository allows for the collection of all clinical data in one centralized database and provides easy access to data in electronic ot printed form to the patient's clinical history
COmputer STored Ambulatory Record (COSTAR) outpatient electronic health record system created at Massachusetts general Hospital in the 1960s with the goal of improving the availability and organization of outpatient records
Countersignature Authentication performed by an individual in addition to the signature by the original author of an entry
Database documentation in the POR of a minimum set of data collected on every patient, such as chief complaint; present conditions and diagnoses; social datal past, personal medical and social history; review of systemsl physical examination; and baseline laborato
deficiency slip Form or software completed by the health information analysis clerk and attached to the patient record, which is used to record or enter chart defiencies that are noted in the patient's record
delinquent record record that remains incomplete 30 days after patient discharge
deliquent record rate Statistic calculated by dividing total number of delinquent records by the number of discharges in the period
demographic data Patient identification information collected according to facility policy that includes the patient's name and other information, such as date of birth,place of birth, mother's maiden name, and social security number
Dianostic managment plans category of POR's initial plan that documents the patient's condition and management of the condition
Digital archive storage solution that consolidates electronic records on a computer server for management and retrieval
Digital Signature Type of electronic signature that uses public key cryptography
Document Imaging Provides an alternative to traditional microfilm or remote storage systems because patient records are converted to an electronic image and saved on storage media; aka optical dick imaging
Electronic Health Record (EHR) aka computer based patient record. automated record system that contains a collection of information documented by a number of providers at different facilities regarding one patient
Electronic Medical Record (EMR) automated record system that documents patient care using a computer with a keyboard, mouse, opitcal pen device, voice recognition system, scanner, or touch screen
Electronic Signature encompasses all technology options available that can be used to authenticate a document
Field group of characters
File collection of related records
Hospital Ambulatory care record aka hospital outpatient record; documents services received by a patient who has not been admitted to the hospital overnight, and includes ancillary services, emergency department services, and outpatient surgery
Hospital Inpatient record documents the care and treatment recieved by a patient admitted to the hospital
Hospital Outpatient Record documents services received by a patient who has not been admitted to the hospital overnight, and includes ancillary services, emergency department services, and outpatient surgery
Inactive Records aka archived records; Records that are placed in storage and rarely accessed
Incident Records collects information about a potentially compensable event (PCE)
Independent database contains clinical information created by researchers
Indexed identification of scanned pages according to a unique idnetification number making it unnecessary to scan documents for the same patient at the time
Information capture Process of recording representations of human thought, perceptions, or actions in documenting patient care, as well as device-generated information that is gathered and/or computed about a patient as part of health care
Initial plan Documentation in the POR that describes actions that will be taken to learn more about a patient's condition and to treat and educate the patient according to three categories: diagnostic/management plans, therapeutic plans, and patient eduaction plans
integrated record Patient record format that usually arranges reports in strict chronological date order
jukeboxes Storage for large numbers of optical disks, resulting in huge storage capabilities
longitudinal patient record records from different episodes of care, providers, and facilities, that are linked to form a view, over time, of a patient's health care encounters
magnetic degaussing Destruction of electronic records by altering fields on a computer medium
manual Record maintenance of patient records in paper format
mHealth refers to the use of wireless technology to enable health care professionals to make better-quality decisons while reducing the cost of care and improving convenience to caregivers
microfilm photographic process that records the original paper record on film, while the film image appearing similar to a photograph negative
nursing assessment documents patient's history, cuttent medications, and vital signs on a variety of nursing forms, including nurses notes and graphic charts
objective(O) portion of the POR progress note that documents observations about the patient, such as physical findings or lab or X-ray results
off-site storage location separate fromthe facility used to store records, aka remote storage
optical disk imaging provides an alternative to traditional microfilm or remote storage systems because patient records are converted to an electronic image ans saved on storage media; aka document imaging
patient education plans category of POR's initial plan that documents patient teaching about conditions and treatments
patient record Serves as the business record for a patient encounter, contains documentation of all health care services provided to a patient, and is a repsoitory of information that includes demographic data, and documentation to support diagnoses, justify treatment,
patient's representative person eho had leagal responsibility for the patient and signs an admission consent form to document consent to treatment
physician office record documents the patient health care servics received in a physican's office
plan (P) portion of the POR progress note that documents diagnostic, therapeutic and eduacational plans to resolve the problems
potentially compensable event (PCE) an accident of medical error that results in personal injury or loss of property
preadmission testing (PAT) incorporates patient registration, testing, and other services into one visit prior to inpatient admission with the results incorporated into the patient's record
primary sources records that document patient care provided by health care professionals and include original patient record, X-rays, scans, EKGs and other documents of clinical findings
problem list documentation in the POR that acts as a table of contents for the patient record because it is filed at the beginning og the record and contains a list of the patient's problems
problem oriented medical record (POMR) aka problem oriented record; systematic method of documentation, which consists of four components: database, problem list, initial plan,and progress notes
problem oriented record (POR) systematic method of documentation, which consists of four components: database, problem list, initial plan,and progress notes
provisional diagnosis working, tentative, admission, and preliminary diagnosis obtained from the attending physican; it is the diagnosis upon which the inpatient care is initially based
public key cryptography attaches an alphanumeric number to a document that is unique to the document and to the person signing the document
purge remove inactive paper-based records from a file system for the purpose of converting them to microfilm or optical dick or destroying them
record collection of related fields
record distruction methods paper records are usually disolved in acid , incinerated(burned), pulped or pulverized (crushing into powder), or shredded
record linkage aka longitudinal patient record;records from different episodes of care, providers, and facilities, that are linked to form a view, over time, of a patient's health care encounters
record retention schedule outlines patient information that will be maintained, time period for retention, and manner in which information will be stored
remote storage aka off-site storage;location separate fromthe facility used to store records
report generation consists of formatting and/or structuring captured information
retention period length of time a facility will maintain an archived record, based on federal and state laws
reverse chronological date order most current document is filed first in a section of inpatient record
scanner used to capture paper record images onto the storage media and allows for rapid automated retrieval of records
secondary sources patient information contai data abstracted from primary sources of patient information such as indexes and registers, committee minutes, and incident reports
sectionalized record each source of data in the inpatient record has a section that is labeled
shadow record paper record that contains copies od original records and is maintained separately from the primary record
signature legend document maintained by the health informations department to identify the author by full signature when initals are used to authenticate entries
signature stamp when authorized for use in a facility, the provider whose signature the stamp represents mish sign a statement that the provider alone will use the stamp to authenticat documents
solo practitioner aka solo physican practice; do not have physican partners or employment affiliations with other practice organizations
source oriented record (SOR) traditonal patient record format that maintains reports according to source of documentation
statue of limitations refers to the time period after which a lawsuit cannot be filed
subjective(S) portion of the POR progress note that documents the patient's statement about how they feel, including symptomatic information
telephone order (T.O.) a verbal order taken over the telephone by a qualified professional from a physican
therapeutic plans category of POR's initial plan that specifies medications, goals, procedures, therapies, and treatments used to care for the patient
transfer note documented when a patient is being transferred to anothe facility
voice order (V.O.) physician dictates an order in the presence of a responsible person; this is no longer accepted as standard practice by health care facilities and is documented in emergencies only
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