Used to describe a simple data element, one that would appear as a single field on a form. The description includes instructions on how to print the field and how the scanning software should recognize it.
.01data type(+)0;1FREE TEXTBA type of data that is recognized as such within the framework of scanning DHCP forms and which requires its own description for scanning/recognition. Enter a type of data that can appear on a scannable encounter form. The data should require a unique description for each commercial scanning application in use. For example, check out date/time or CPT procedure require a definition for scanning.
.02maximum length for input(+)0;2NUMERICThe maximum number of characters that can be input for this data type.
.05print format0;5FREE TEXTUsed to print the field. Fields for certain types of data, such as telephone numbers and Social Security numbers usually require certain formats, such as 092-52-0493 for an SSN. The PRINT FORMAT allows the required format to be specified.
.06space allocation(+)0;6NUMERICThis is used to determine how much space on the form to allocate for the hand print.
.07required confidence0;7NUMERICThis is the confidence level (as defined by Paper Keyboard) that should be applied to this data type.
.1recommended label0;10FREE TEXTWill be used as a default label.
.11label for unit of measurement0;11FREE TEXTThe unit of measurement as defined by the PCE Generic Device Interface.
.12pce dim vitals type0;12FREE TEXTThe type of vitals measurement - used only for the PCE DIM VITALS node.
.13pce dim vitals units0;13FREE TEXTThe unit of measurement - used only for the PCE Device Interface Mondule (DIM) VITALS node.
1pce dim input transform1;E1,245FREE TEXTThe input transform should change X into a value that can be passed to the PCE Device Interface Module. X should be killed if it not be transformed. Note that the return value of X need not meet all of PCE's validation requirments - for example, X may be an inactive code.
2help for input transform2;1FREE TEXTHelp for the user.
10.01paper keyboard data type10;1SET OF CODESa:ALPHA (any ASCII)
t:TIME (HHMM, VA FileMan format)
These are the data types provided for by Paper Keyboard. The ALPHA data type can be further described by a Paper Keyboard picture clause. The Integer data type does not apply if the field can contain spaces or puntuation other than a '+'.
10.02paper keyboard picture10;2FREE TEXTEnter a picture clause specific to Paper Keyboard. A picture clause describes the intended format for the data type. This is similar to an M pattern match. For example, a CPT code is 5 characters, the first character may be an alpha or numeric followed by 4 numeric characters. To represent this picture in Paper Keyboard, one would enter the picture X####.
10.03dictionary10;3FREE TEXTEnter the name of a dictionary. A dictionary can be applied to ICR data types to improve the recognition of ICR fields. This is the name of the file that the scanning software uses.
10.04pk pictures for subfields10;4FREE TEXTWhen using print formats for paper keyboard you should enter the picture clause in this field. For example the print format for a SSN might look like ___-__-____ . This would cause the dashes to be printed and user input to be accepted in three subfields with lengths of 3, 2, and 4 numerics. You would then enter the picture in this field as ###-##-####. (note the # sign is used as the picture for numerics)

Referenced by 3 types

  1. PACKAGE INTERFACE (357.6) -- allowable qualifiers, narrative data type, primary value data type
  2. IMP/EXP HAND PRINT FIELD (358.94) -- dhcp data element
  3. HAND PRINT FIELD (359.94) -- dhcp data element