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HealthInfo Technol

Medical Terminology

TermDefinition
health information management (HIM) the management of patient healthcare data of all types
information technology the processes needed to assimilate, organize, maintain, and store patient healthcare data
health informatics a branch of health information management that uses computer systems to gather, organize, maintain, and store patient healthcare data
traditional health record a medical chart stored and maintained in paper format
electronic medical record (EMR) digitally stored and accessed patient records that allow real-time communication, reporting, and recordkeeping through electronic transmission; also called electronic health records (EHRs) or computer-based patient records (CPRs)
hybrid health record a medical record that incorporates elements of paper-based records and electronic records
alphabetical filing system a method of organizing health records according to each patient’s surname
numerical filing system a method of organizing health records according to a unique patient identification number
alphanumeric filing system a method of organizing health records by combining the first two letters of the patient’s surname with a numerical identifier
Created by: rleroux