blue chip

(redirected from blue-chip)
Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Financial, Idioms, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.
Related to blue-chip: Blue-Chip Stocks, Blue-Chip Companies

blue chip

A small flat plastic chit with embossed lettering which contains basic patient demographics, including name, medical record number, date of birth, date of admission, physician of record, type of insurance, room number, etc., which is “swiped” in a credit card-like fashion on orders for lab work, imaging, billing, and other inpatient procedures.
References in periodicals archive ?
Our results for the combined sample of French, German, and UK indices reveal that, overall, both blue-chip and mid-cap indices exhibit high levels of internationalization.
* Because of the rarity of blue-chip fine art, interest and demand will remain, especially with dealers, private and corporate collectors, private and public institutions, and museums.
Interand's clients were major blue-chip companies, such as Texaco and EDS.
The biggest support to the blue-chip index came from miners, which have substantial exposure to China - the world's top metals consumer.
Some blue-chip firms, which report in US dollars or euros, can struggle on the FTSE 100 Index when the pound rises because their earnings suffer from a less favourable currency translation.
Summary: DOHA - Qatar's sovereign wealth fund lifted its stake in miner Xstrata, which is merging with commodities trader Glencore, to over 10 per cent, forging ahead with its recent spate of share-buying in European blue-chip companies.
THE London market jumped 5% today as blue-chip stocks bounced back from Friday's losses on hopes of further Government aid to ailing global economies.
The London market eventually closed 147.9 points down at 5518.2 - the lowest since March - wiping pounds 35bn from blue-chip stocks.
The Dow Jones Industrial Average of 30 blue-chip issues was down 88.37 points, or 0.70 percent, from Friday to 12,477.16, ending lower for a fourth trading day in a row.
The company, which used to be part of Argos group GUS, was one of the top blue-chip risers, as the Footsie seemed unable to find its feet for the third session in a row.
The day's biggest blue-chip risers were M&S up 41.5p to 698p, Capita up 20p to 547.5p, ICAP up 15.25p to 528p and Sage up 6.25p to 243p.