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Kinn's Chapter 14

alphabetic filing Any system that arranges names or topics according to the sequence of the letters in the alphabet.
alphanumeric Of or relating to systems made up of combinations of letters and numbers.
audit A formal examination of an organization's or individual's accounts or financial situation; a methodic examination and review.
augment To make greater, more numerous, larger, or more intense.
caption A heading, title, or subtitle under which records are filed.
chronologic order Of, relating to, or arranged in or according to the order of time.
continuity of care Continuation of care smoothly from one provider to another, so that the patient receives the most benefit and no interruption in care.
dictation The act or manner of uttering words to be transcribed.
direct filing system A filing system in which materials can be located without consulting an intermediary source of reference.
gleaned Gathered bit by bit (e.g., information or material); picked over in search of relevant material.
indirect filing system A filing system in which an intermediary source of reference (e.g., a card file) must be consulted to locate specific files.
microfilm A film with a photographic record of printed or other graphic matter on a reduced scale.
numeric filing The filing of records, correspondence, or cards by number.
objective information Information gathered by watching or observing a patient.
obliteration The act of making undecipherable or imperceptible by obscuring or wearing away.
OUTfolder A folder used to provide space for the temporary filing of materials.
OUTguide A heavy guide used to replace a folder temporarily removed from the filing space.
power of attorney A legal instrument authorizing a person to act as the attorney or agent of the grantor.
pressboard A strong, highly glazed composition board resembling vulcanized fiber; heavy card stock.
procrastination Intentional postponement of doing something that should be done.
provisional diagnosis A temporary diagnosis made before all test results have been received.
purging The process of moving active files to inactive status.
quality control An aggregate of activities designed to ensure adequate quality, especially in manufactured products or in the service industries.
requisites Entities considered essential or necessary.
retention schedule A method or plan for retaining or keeping medical records and for their movement from active, to inactive, to closed filing.
reverse chronologic order Arranged in order so that the most recent item is on the top and older items are filed further back.
shingling A method of filing in which a report is laid on top of the older report, resembling the shingles of a roof.
subjective information Information gained by questioning the patient or taking it from a form.
tickler file A chronologic file used as a reminder that something must be dealt with on a certain date.
transcription A written copy of something made either in long-hand or by machine.
vested Granted or endowed with a particular authority, right, or property; to have a special interest in.
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