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Average Daily Census

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  • The average number of staffed beds that are occupied each day.
  • The average number of hospital inpatients per day.
  • It is a measure of hospital’s inpatient service capacity.
  • ADC is an indicator of the volume of services provided in a hospital. Research shows that hospitals that treat a large number of patients tend to provide better care and have improved outcomes for treatments and procedures.
  • Average daily census provides a snapshot of how the hospital is using the available beds.

Calculation of ADC

  • The average daily census is calculated by dividing the total number of patient days during a given period by the number of days in that period.
  • or by dividing the total inpatient days during the year by 365 days.

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May 10th, 2012 at 10:19 pm

Authentication

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Authentication is the procedure of determining whether someone is, in fact, who he/she declares to be. Authentication is generally required to access secure data or enter a secure area.

  • In information systems, user Authentication refers to the process of determining user’s identity as well as determining what a user is authorized to access {Who and What}.
  • Authentication typically involves the use of a user name and password; certificate, PIN, digital signature and other information that can be used to validate the identity over a network.
  • User authentication ensures that the right information gets to the right person.
  • Example: Hospital admission clerk accesses the information system using her username and password, which allows her access to the admission module of the system, but not other parts of the system.

وبالعربية الإستيقان أو التوثق من الشخصية وهي عملية التوثق من شخصية المستخدم الذي يسعى للوصول إلى بيانات ومعلومات محمية. وتحدد عملية التوثق الشخصية ومستوى الإطلاع (النفاذية) والصلاحيات المسموح بها لهذا الشخص

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April 5th, 2011 at 2:59 am