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Health Records and Patient-Related Information
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Weekly Vocabulary Exercise:Health Records and Patient-Related Information




Complete the worksheet according to the following guidelines:




  • In the space provided, write each term’s definition as used in health care. You must define the term in your own words; do not simply copy the definition from a textbook.
  • In the space provided after each term’s definition, provide an explanation that illustrates the importance of the skill, concept, procedure, organization, or tool the term refers to. In your explanation, you may wish to consider the following:


  • How has it influenced health care?
  • Why is it important to understand the appropriate application of the term or concept?


Note. You must define 20terms related to health records andpatient information in this worksheet. Therefore, in addition to the terms already provided for you below, finish the additional spaces on the worksheet with terms from your reading or discussion you were not previously familiar with and had to research.





Definition in your own words

Use the term in a sentence as it applies to the health care industry.

Patient history









Advanced directives












Electronic health record



Discharge summary






Meaningful use



Health information exchange



Master patient index

























 part 2


As you progress through your program, you are encouraged to continue to use your weekly vocabulary exercises to build a master glossary as a quick reference guide to use in your coursework and in your health care career.






Your local newspaper has asked you to write a 875 word, two-part article regarding patient health data and technology.




Part 1.a




Identify components of a patient's health care record.




Part 2.a




Examine the influence of technology and reform in the health care industry.




Consider the following questions as you write your article:




·         What has changed over the last 20 years? Have the changes been positive or negative?

·         How has the patient been affected by the changes?

Use terms from your Weekly Vocabulary Exercises and readings. Emphasize the terms by bolding them in your final document.


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