chapter 14 medical records management

audit
a formal examination of an organization’s or individuals accounts or financial situations; 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 uttring words to be transcribed.
gleaned
gathered bit by bit (e.g. information or material)picked over in search of relevant material.
microfilm
a film bearing a photographic record on a reduced scale of printed or other graphic matter.
obliteration
act of making undercipherable ot impercetibleby obscuring or wearing away.
power of attorney
a legal intrument authorizing one to act as the attorney or agent of the grantor.
procrastination
the international 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.
requisites
entities considered essential or necessary.
retention schedule
a method or plan for retaining or keeping medical records, and their movement from active, to inactives,to close filing.
shingling
a method of filing whereby one report is laid on top of the older report , resembling the shingles of a roof.
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.