Definition of Terms Essay
Mathew V Kurian
Definition of terms Every branch of science uses certain terms with specific meaning peculiar to itself The student of that branch has the responsibility not only to familiarize himself or herself with these terms but also has to have a thorough understanding as to what those terms are meant to be in order to master that field of study. In order to master the study of Information System in Health care, a thorough under-standing of the following terms are very important.
AMR. The Automated Medical Record. The Automated Medical Record is a clinical information system with powerful facilities for querying and decision support. Automated Medical Record is the …show more content…
CPT. current Procedural Terminology. This is a type of code. Codes are assigned to every services and procedures done by a medical practitioner. These services can fall under medical, surgical, and diagnostic services. Insurance companies use these codes to determine the amount reimbursement. These codes are used uniformly, meaning that every one uses it to mean the same thing. The AMA publishes an updated CPT each year. In 1983, the government adopted CPT as a major component, known as Level one of Health care Common Procedure Coding System. Today, CPT is the