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data processing

the organization and processing of information in a business. The use of COMPUTERS to store data (see DATA STORAGE) and to undertake routine data processing activities such as recording purchases, sales, payroll etc. can save time, improve recording accuracy and reduce staffing costs. See INFORMATION MANAGEMENT, LOCAL AREA NETWORK.
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Adaptive resource control with storage functionality and data-processing capability
Prior to entering the market, MCAUTO's consulting staff, under Barlow's guidance, spent approximately two years surveying and evaluating the requirements and potentials of a specialized data-processing service for the healthcare industry.
Used with the JResultNew rules feature, the Excel Rules Converter simplifies entry of the most frequently defined lab data-processing rules, can define rules that add reference ranges, add commands, add or modify flags or comments, or hold records for review.