Registered Health Information Technician! Practice Test Trivia Quiz

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Registered Health Information Technician! Practice Test Trivia Quiz

Are you studying to become a registered health information technician and are looking for a practice test trivia quiz to help you get your certification? A person is this position is expected to properly record patient health information and keep an up to date record. This quiz is perfect for you, how about you check it out and see how much more practice you might need.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    • 1918: American College of Surgeons (ACS) started standardization movement to establish minimum quality standards for hospitals.
    • Hospitals realized records had to be complete, filed in orderly manner, with cross-index of operations, disease and doctors. Medical record clerk job subsequently established.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 2. 
    A characteristic of data that includes every required data element is called                            .
  • 3. 
    A characteristic of data where the data are useful is called                                .               
  • 4. 
    A characteristic of data whose values are defined at the appropriate level of detail is                            .
  • 5. 
    A definition of what constitutues a record, recording where each component is located, and noting dates of format changes are particularly important in:
    • A. 

      Electronic records

    • B. 

      Integrated records

    • C. 

      Paper records

    • D. 

      Hybrid records

  • 6. 
    A final discharge note may be substituted for a discharge summary in the following cases:
    • Normal spontaneous delivery
    • Normal newborn
    • Stay of a minor nature that is less than 48 hours
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 7. 
    A growth and development record may be found in what type of record?
    • A. 

      Rehabilitative care

    • B. 

      Pediatric

    • C. 

      Behavioral health

    • D. 

      Obstetric

  • 8. 
    A health record contains two types of data:
    • Clinical – documents a patient’s medical condition, diagnosis, treatment and medical services provided
    • Administrative – includes demographic, financial as well as consent and authorization forms
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 9. 
    A Joint Commission requirement is that a note relative to post-op anesthesia complications is required within 48 hours of surgery on inpatients.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 10. 
    A patient's legal status, complaints of others regarding the patient, and reports of restraints or seclusion would be found most frequently in which type of health record?
    • A. 

      Rehabilitative care

    • B. 

      Ambulatory care

    • C. 

      Behavioral health

    • D. 

      Personal health

  • 11. 
    A physical therapist documenting in the health record is an institutional health record user.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 12. 
    A physician just received notification from an EHR system that a patient's lab test had a dangerously high value.  This is an example of what kind of clinical test?
    • A. 

      Clinical decision support

    • B. 

      Electronic records

    • C. 

      Results management

    • D. 

      Order-entry/order management

  • 13. 
    A physician should write an admission note, follow-up notes, and a discharge note
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 14. 
    A problem list is: 
    • Required for outpatients only
    • Must be started by the third visit
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 15. 
    A program designed to protect patient privacy and to prevent unauthorized access, alteration, or destruction of health records is is called                           .
  • 16. 
    Abbreviations on the Joint Commission’s published prohibited abbreviation list should not be found in patient medical records
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 17. 
    Access – Paper records stored in locked area, accessed by authorized personnel, tracked to always know location. EHR has built in controls
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 18. 
    Accessibility: authorized users must be able to access information easily, 24 hours/day, 7 days/week. Systems must be in place that identify each patient and support access.
    • Paper records are protected by allowing only authorized staff access to records.
    • Electronic records are controlled through computer access techniques such as passwords, biometric devices, workstation restrictions.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 19. 
    According to Joint Commission requirements, a copy of a hospital patient's history and physical exam done in a physician's office within 30 days can be used as long as any changes that may have occurred are recorded at the time of admission. 
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 20. 
    According to Joint Commission requirements, a hospital patient's history and physical exam must be completed within 24 hours and prior to surgery.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 21. 
    According to the AHIMA data quality model, what is the term used to describe how data is translated into informaton?
    • A. 

      Data applications

    • B. 

      Data collection

    • C. 

      Data warehousing

    • D. 

      Data analysis

  • 22. 
    Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Healthcare (AAAHC)
    • Established standards for ambulatory documentation
    • Emphasize summaries for enhancing the continuity of care
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 23. 
    Accreditation Organizations
    • Accreditation is voluntary
    • Confers quality status and public recognition on a facility
    • Different types of healthcare facilities are accredited by different organizations
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 24. 
    Acknowledgment of Patient Rights – Medicare Conditions of Participation requires documentation that patients received information about patients’ rights while under care. Long term care facilities are required to provide residents with a patient’s bill of rights.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 25. 
    Active members of AHIMMA include those who:
    • A. 

      Hold and AHIMA credential

    • B. 

      Are graduate members

    • C. 

      Are currently students in an accredited HIM program

    • D. 

      Are senior members