HEALTH INFORMATION MANAGEMENT CHAP.5

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The name of the government agency that has led the development of basic data sets for health records and computer databases is the
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National Committee on Vital and Health Statistics
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The primary purpose of a minimum data set in healthcare is to
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recommend common data elements to be collected in health records
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Data that are collected on large populations of individuals and stored in databases are referred to as
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aggregate data
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The inpatient data set that has been incorporated into federal law and is required for Medicare reporting is the
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Uniform Hospital Discharge Data Set
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Both HEDIS and the Joint Commission’s ORYX program are designed to collect data to be used for
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performance improvement programs
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National Health Information Network is
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A network of networks
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Standardizing medical terminology to avoid differences in naming various medical conditions and procedures (such as the synonyms bunionectomy, McBride procedure, and repair of hallus valgus) is one purpose of
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vocabulary standards
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The federal law that directed the Secretary of Health and Human Services to develop healthcare standards governing electronic data interchange and data security is the
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Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996
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The number that has been proposed for use as a unique patient identification number but is controversial because of confidentiality and privacy concerns is the
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Social Security number
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Most healthcare informatics standards have been implemented by
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state regulation
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A critical early step in designing an EHR is to develop a(n) ___ in which the characteristics of each data element are defined.
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data dictionary
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According to the UHDDS definition, ethnicity should be recorded on a patient record as
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Hispanic, non-Hispanic, unknown
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Mary Smith, RHIA has been asked to work on the development of a hospital trauma data registry. Which of the following data sets would be most helpful in developing this registry?
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DEEDS
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While the focus of inpatient data collection is on the principal diagnosis, the focus of outpatient data collection is on
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reason for encounter
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In long term care, the resident’s care plan is based on data collected in the
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MDS Version 2.0
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Reimbursement for home health services in dependent of data collected from
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OASIS
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A consumer interested in comparing the performance of health plans should review data from
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HEDIS
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I need a standard that allows data to be transferred across the Internet. Which of the following is my choice?
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XML
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Each of the three dimensions (personal, provider, community) of information defined by the National Health Information Infrastructure (NHII) contains specific recommendations for
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CORE DATA ELEMENTS
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A statewide cancer surveillance system is an example of which of the NHII dimensions?
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COMMUNITY
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In order to effectively transmit healthcare data between a provider and payer, both parties must adhere to which electronic data interchange standards?
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X12N
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A radiology department is planning to develop a remote clinic and plans to transmit images for diagnostic purposes. The most important standards to implement in order to transmit images is
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DICOM
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A core data set developed by ASTM to communicate a patient’s past and current health information as the patient’s transitions from one care setting to another is
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CONTINUITY OF CARE RECORD
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Laboratory data is successfully transmitted back and forth from Community Hospital to three local physician clinics. This successful transmission is dependent on which of the following standards?
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LOINC
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As many private and public standards groups promulgate health informatics standards, the Office of the National Coordinator of Health Information Technology has been given responsibility for
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harmonization of standards from multiple sources

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