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Chapter 14 vocabulary (Kinn's)

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 methoic examination and review.
augment to make greater, more numerous, larger, or more intense.
caption a heading, title, or suntitle 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 recives the most benefit and no interruption in care.
ditation the act or manner of uttering words to be transcribed.
direct filing system a filing system in which materials can be located with out consulting an intermediary source of reference.
gleaned gathered bit by bit; picked over in search of relevant meterial.
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 locate specific files.
numeric filing the filing of records, correspondence, or cards by number.
objective information information that is gathered by watching or observation of a patient.
obliteration act of making undecipherable or imperceptble by obscuring or wearing away.
outfolder a folder used to povide space for the temporay filing of materials.
outguide 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 authorizin on to act as the attorney or agent of the grantor.
pressboard a strong highly glazed composition board resembling vulcanized fiber; heavy card stock.
procrastination the intentional postponement of doing something that should be done.
provisional diagnosis a temporary diagnosis made before all test results have been received.
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 their movement from active, to incative, to closed filing.
shelf filing a system that uses open shelves rather then cabinets for storing records.
shingling a method of filing whereby one report is laid on top of the older report resembling the shigles of a roof.
subjective information information that is gained by questioning the patient or taken from a form.
tickler file a chronologic file used as a reminder that something must be taken care of on a certain date.
transcription to make a written copy of, either in longhand or by machine.
vested granted or endowed with a particular authority, right, or property, to have a special interest in.
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