any system that arranges names or topics according to the sequence of the letters in the alphabet.
of or relating to systems made up of combinations of letters and numbers.
to make greater, more numerous, larger, or more intense.
a heading, title, or subtitle under which records are filed.
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.
the act or manner of uttering words to be transcribed.
Direct filing system
a filing system in which materials can be located without consulting an intermediary source of reference.
gathered bit by bit, picked over in search of relevant material.
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.
a film bearing a photographic record on a reduced scale of printed other graphic matter.
the filing of records, correspondence, or cards by number.
information that is gathered by watching or observation of a patient.
act of making undecipherable or imperceptible by obscuring or wearing away.
a folder used to provide space for the temporary filing of materials.
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 authorizing one to act as the attorney or agent of the grantor.
a strong, highly glazed composition board resembling vulcanized fiber; heavy card stock.
the intentional postponement of doing something that should be done.
a temporary diagnosis made before all test results have been received.
an aggregate of activities designed to ensure adequate quality, especially in manufactured products or in the service industries
entities considered essential or necessary.
a method or plan for retaining or keeping medical records, and their movement from active, to inactive, to closed filing.
a system that uses open shelves rather than cabinets for storing records.
a method of filing whereby one report is laid on top of the older report, resembling the shingles on a roof.
information that is gained by questioning the patient or taken from a form.
a chronologic file used as a reminder that something must be taken care of on a certain date.
to make a written copy of, either in longhand or by machine.
granted or endowed with a particular authority, right, or property; to have a special interest in.
a formal examination of an organization’s or individual’s accounts or financial situation; a methodic examination and review.