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Glossary

ADCP

Ambulatory Data Capture Project. ADCP was formed to coordinate the various VISTA packages involved in meeting this mandate. AICS Automated Information Collection System, formerly Integrated Billing, the program that makes Encounter Forms.

Action

A functional process that a clinician or clerk uses in the PCE computer program. For example, “Update Encounter” is an action that allows the user to pick an encounter and edit information that was previously entered (either through PCE or the PIMS Checkout process), or add new information (such as an immunization or patient education).

Appointment

A scheduled meeting with a provider or at a clinic; can include several encounters with other providers or clinics for tests, procedures, etc.

Checkout Process

Part of Medical Administration (the PIMS package), the checkout process can create appointments which are entered into the PCE component.

Clinic

An entry in the HOSPITAL LOCATION File #44 with a TYPE=”C”. Clinics must have stop codes in compliance with their restriction type. (See: Conforming Clinics; Non-conforming Clinics).

Clinician

A doctor or other provider in the medical center who is authorized to provide patient care.

Conforming Clinics

Clinics that have stop codes in compliance with their restriction types. Stop codes are used in accordance to their assigned restriction types. Stops codes with restriction type 'P' can only be used in the primary stop code position. Stop codes with restriction type 'S' can only be used in the secondary stop code position. Stop codes with restriction type 'E' can be used in either the primary or secondary stop code position.

August 1996PCE V. 1.0 User Manual136

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