Collect in one file all materials pertaining to patient, and group this information by category, for example, progress notes and lab reports.
A medical insurance plan which requires the patient pays a designated amount or percentage of a bill for medical services or medication. Amount is usually collected at time of service.
Data relating to descriptive information such as age, gender, ethnic background, and education.
An electronically transmitted document containing print and/or graphic information
A patient condition which may be life-threatening if not treated
Patient's failure to keep an appt without notifying the physician's office personnel
The practice of scheduling more than one patient in the same time slot. This practice is not recommended. It is also referred to as double or triple- booking.
A physician's staff employee, often a medical assistant, who greets and assists patients as they come into the office.
A method that is used in a particular physician's practice to provide services.
To quote an authority
A fellow member of a profession
To set someone apart or act with prejudice against a group
A preliminary version of a writing
Real or imaginary wrong regarded as cause for complaint or resentment.
small payment for a service (for example, speaking engagement)
A trial period during the early months of employment to see if there is a fit between the employee and the position. It is usually 3 months in length. During this period the employee can be dismissed without cause.
Refers to the person who has been with the organization longest
having sufficient assets (money) to pay debts
Central Processing Unit
storage medium for data and software
impact printers that produce characters by impacting small dots onto the paper's surface; capable of producing graphic images as well as text material
dot matrix printer
Magnetic disks with a magnetic oxide coating over a thin slice of plastic used as a storage medium
A measure of storage capacity or memory
That part of the central processing unit which stores data and program instructions; it does not perform any of the logical operations, for example computations or sorting
small computer systems designated to be portable, including desktop, laptop notebooks, and hand held computers
a small chip that does the work of processing data in a microcomputer
screen which allows the user to see input and output
Pointing and selection device to input data
A word or phrase that identifies a person and allows access or entry to a program or records
An output device for hard copy; classified as impact and nonimpact
A set or sets of programmed instructions that tell the computer hardware what to do in order to complete the required data processing (also called software)
A reminder or hint to the user that some action must be taken by the user before processing of data can continue
A set or sets of programmed instructions that tell the computer hardware what to do in order to complete the required data processing (also called program)
Also called a monitor or dumb terminal; allows the computer operator to see input and output
the purpose of this is to provide "a clear and comprehensive national mandate for the elimination of discrimination against individuals with disabilities"
Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)
Disease producing microorganisms transmitted by means of blood and body fluids containing blood.
Methods of standing and lifting objects in order to avoid injury and fatigue
Capable of burning or eating away tissue
The science that deals with people's performance and good health while carrying out job tasks, operating office equipment, and generally interacting in the work enviornment
Canister containing material capable of putting out many types of fires including paper, electrical, wood, and cloth
Connected to an electrical current or circuit with the ground through the conductor or other solid connection
Formal written description of an incident, such as a patient falling, occurring in a medical setting
A list of articles with a description and quantity of each
Positive or negative state of mind of employees (as regards a feeling of well being) with relationship to their work or work environment
Medication route other than the alimentary canal (oral or rectal). These routes include subcutaneous, intravenous, and intramuscular.
Disease producing microorganisms
A disease which is expected to end with death
A supplier of material goods
Relating to transmission of disease. Exceedingly harmful