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admission/ discharge/ transfer (ADT) 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 the information
admission register usually maintained by the admissions office and it is organized by admission date; contents include patients name, patient number, admitting physician, admission date, admission diagnosis and room number
arithmetic mean mathematical average
aggregate data category of health care data based on performance and utilization and resource management
automated case abstracting systems allow health care facilities to calculate PPS reimbursement, create and maintain patient abstracts within the software system, generate case abstract statistics, generate reports
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 period
average length of stay total LOS divided by the number of patients discharged
bar graph displays data along an x-axis and y-axis
batched predetermined groups; in health care, batched abstracting forms are submitted for data entry and report generation
case abstracting an automated or manual process performed and reports cancer statistics to government and health care agencies
case mix analysis study of types of patients treated by the facility
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 measurement and research
computer interface exchange of data among multiple software products
continuous quality improvement (CQI) emphasizes the organization and systems; focus on process rather than individuals; promotes the need for objective data to analyze and improve processes
daily census count number of inpatients present at census taking time
daily inpatient census official count of inpatients present at midnight and is calculated each day
data accessibilty involves the ease with which data can be obtained
data accuracy data that is error free an correct
data application purpose for which data is collected
data collection process by which data elements are accumulated
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 currency data must be collected and available to the user within a reasonable amount of time; data must be up to date
data definition data elements should have defined meanings and values so all present and future users understand that data
data dictionary a collection of data element definitions
data granularity each attribute and value of data is defined at the correct level of detail
data integrity data has integrity if it is accurate, complete, consistent, up to date and is the same no matter where that data is recorded
data mining technique that uses software to search for patterns and trends and to produce data content relationships
data precision yields accurate data collection by defining expected data values
data relevancy data that is valuable for the performance of a process or activity
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 retrieved
data timeliness data must be collected and available to the user within a reasonable amount of time; data must be up to date
data validity data is valid if it conforms to an expected range of values
data warehousing processes and systems used to archive data and data journals
death register usually maintained by the health information department; organized according to date of death; include patient name, patient number, attending physician, admission date, date of death, service
descriptive statistics summarize a set of data using charts, graphs, and tables
discharge data statistics measure health status and outcomes, health care, utilization and access to health care
discharge register usually maintained by the health information department, and is organized according to discharge date
disease index organized according to ICD-9-CM disease codes
index serves as a reference to an alphabetized association (IPA)
length of stay (LOS) data represents the number of calender days that a patient was a inpatient
line diagram displays data over a period of time
magnetic stripe card contains an electromagnetic surface capable of holding a small amount of information
manual case abstracting systems require health information department staff to enter patient data on a case abstract from and submit batched forms to a vendor for data entry and report generation
manual mater patient index requires typing or hand posting of patient identification information on pre-printed index cards
master patient index (MPI) links a patients medical record number with common identification data elements
master person index (MPI) links a patients medical record number with common identification data elements
national center for health statistics (NCHS) federal agency responsible for maintaining official vital statistics
online analytical processing (OLAP) servers store data in multiple dimensions and facilitate trend analysis and forecasting allowing health care organizations to make informed poractive decisions
patient-centric data category of health care data directly related to patients
physician index organized according to numbers assigned by the facility to physicians who treat inpatients and outpatients
pie chart displays component parts of data as it relates to the whole
procedure index organized according to ICD-9-CM and CPT/HCPCS procedure / service codes
register a record of admissions, discharges, births, deaths, operations and other events
registry organized system for the collection, storage, retrieval, analysis and dissemination of information on individuals who have either a particular disease
relational database contains a limited two dimensional structure that does not allow for complete trend analysis
run chart displays data over a period of time
total length of stay calculated for all discharged patients for a given time period
transformed-based data category of health care data used for clinical and management decision support and planning
vital statistics compiled for events, including births, deaths, marriages, divorces
Created by: Courtneey