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charting

 [chahrt´ing]
the keeping of a clinical record of the important facts about a patient and the progress of his or her illness. The patient's chart most often contains the history; laboratory reports; list of medications; results of physical examinations, consultations, and special diagnostic tests; treatments of the health care team; any problems; and the patient's response to interventions and treatment. See also problem-oriented record.
charting by exception a method of charting designed to minimize clerical activities; a notation is made only when there is a deviation from the baseline or expected outcome, or when a procedure or expected activity is to be omitted.

chart·ing

(chart'ing),
Making a record in tabular or graph form of the progress of a patient's condition.
Synonym(s): clinical recording

charting

the act of compiling data on clinical records or charts (computerized or paper). The charts are updated regularly to keep physicians and other health care workers advised of changes in the patient's condition. The data usually include fluctuations in temperature, pulse, respiration, other variable factors, and much more, including all nursing care. See also documentation.

chart·ing

(chahrt'ing)
Making a record in tabular or graph form of the progress of a patient's condition. Also called clinical recording.

chart·ing

(chahrt'ing)
Making a written record of the progress of a patient's condition.

charting,

n the tabulation of the progress of a disease; the compilation of a clinical record.
charting, computerized,
n an automated method for documenting a patient's dental health, utilizing such computer innovations as voice activation and mouse-activated software to ensure accuracy and save time.

charting

the keeping of a clinical record of the important facts about a patient and the progress of its illness. The patient's chart most often contains a medical history, a nursing history, results of physical examinations, laboratory reports, results of special diagnostic tests, and the observations of the nursing staff. See also problem-oriented medical record.

Patient discussion about charting

Q. I’ve been planning to start a fitness regime center for some time now. What’s the best way to chart it out? I am the breadwinner in my family. I did a business that was earning me substantially well. It was a fitness equipment selling business. My business met with a loss last year and now I’ve been planning to start a fitness regime center for some time now. What’s the best way to chart it out and keep track of what I’ve done? I should not meet with the same loss again. Already my family is upset with me. So please help!

A. daronstorm, i'm not sure your question is medical..if i understand correctly- you are trying to open up a business and wish it to go well. in that type of business the hard thing is to get clients and to keep them. getting them is a matter of publicity, location,prices etc. keeping them- i suggest giving a whole treatment. that means not just a gym, hire a nutritionist ,trainers, and maybe think about putting a sauna and a jacuzzi too. the nutritionist and the trainers will build a workout plan together for the clients and you'll need some managers to do a follow up on the clients. did they met their goals? if not- what is missing?

i hope it helped....

Q. I would like to compare old blood sugar and today´s blood sugar values or level. what is the difference?

A. i'm not sure understand the question...you ask how to do so? what does a difference mean? to compare with your old blood sugar test? others?
i would like to help but i think i'll need a bit more information...

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The Pyxis MedStation ES system with our computerized charting and barcoding system has drastically reduced medication errors.
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Designed with the electronic health record (EHR) as its foundation, the IASIS system also currently relies upon McKesson solutions for computerized charting for nurses, bar-code scanning for dispensing medication, a Web-based portal for physicians, picture archiving communication systems for radiologists and cardiologists, as well as other clinical and financial processes that are utilized by numerous departments across the Company's entire network of hospitals.

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