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Electronic Health Record (EHR/EMR)

An electronic health record (EHR) refers to an individual patient's medical record in digital format. Electronic health record systems co-ordinate the storage and retrieval of individual records with the aid of computers. EHRs are usually accessed on a computer, often over a network. It may be made up of electronic medical records (EMRs) from many locations and/or sources. A variety of types of healthcare-related information may be stored and accessed in this way.
EHR systems can reduce medical errors.In one ambulatory healthcare study, however, there was no difference in 14 measures, improvement in 2 outcome measures, and worse outcome on 1 measure.
EHR systems are believed to increase physician efficiency and reduce costs, as well as promote standardization of care. Even though EMR systems with computerized provider order entry (CPOE) have existed for more than 30 years, less than 10 percent of hospitals as of 2006 have a fully integrated system.
Multiple terms have been used to define electronic patient care records, with overlapping definitions. Both electronic health record (EHR) and electronic medical record (EMR) have gained widespread use, with some health informatics users assigning the term EHR to a global concept and EMR to a discrete localised record. For most users, however, the terms EHR and EMR are used interchangeably. An EHR system is also often abbreviated as EHR or EMR.
Health Information Technology is an even broader term that describes any computer-based electronic aid to healthcare delivery.
An electronic health record is a patient’s health record that has been compiled into a digital format.


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1 e-Records Don't Cut Costs Dr. Hazem El-Oraby 9562
2 gloStream EMR Mini Demo Dr. Hazem El-Oraby 9768
3 The Cure for Paperitis - Creating a Paperless Hospital Dr. Hazem El-Oraby 11488
4 Microwize in the news Delivering The Practice Of The Future Now Dr. Hazem El-Oraby 10299
5 Who owns electronic health information Dr. Hazem El-Oraby 10968
6 Life Saving Medi-Chip Dr. Hazem El-Oraby 10519
7 digiChart OB-GYN EMR Benefits Dr. Hazem El-Oraby 4521
8 Using Kaiser Permanente HealthConnect? to Transform Primary Care Delivery Dr. Hazem El-Oraby 3936
9 CanadianEMR Demo and Overview Jan 10 2008 Dr. Hazem El-Oraby 3684
10 Canadian Emr Usage Stats Nov 15 2007 Dr. Hazem El-Oraby 3832
11 Practice Partner Testimonials Dr. Hazem El-Oraby 3716
12 Why Can't We Be Friends - Electronic Medical Records Style Dr. Hazem El-Oraby 3855
13 eCare: Electronic Health Record Dr. Hazem El-Oraby 4096
14 AllMeds EMR and Practice Management Solution Dr. Hazem El-Oraby 3845
15 Clinicians Must Reinvent the Medical Record: Electronic Dr. Hazem El-Oraby 3720
16 A safer way to provide healthcare Dr. Hazem El-Oraby 3849
17 EHR Safety with Allscripts Dr. Hazem El-Oraby 3682
18 VistA Integrated Health Care IT Dr. Hazem El-Oraby 3726
19 Health Probe Professional Tour Dr. Hazem El-Oraby 3721
20 LWSI Essentia Overview Dr. Hazem El-Oraby 4876
21 SOAPware v5.0 Dr. Hazem El-Oraby 3941
22 Electronic Medical Records: Questions to ask before you buy Dr. Hazem El-Oraby 3552
23 It's time to go fully digital in American healthcare Dr. Hazem El-Oraby 3679
24 Creating Inkable Forms in eClinicalWorks Dr. Hazem El-Oraby 4292
25 Med history in 3 clicks Dr. Hazem El-Oraby 3730
26 Printing Faxing and Electronic Prescribing Dr. Hazem El-Oraby 3779
27 Using the Patient Portal Dr. Hazem El-Oraby 4055
28 Labs 2 - Reviewing the lab results in eClinicalWorks Dr. Hazem El-Oraby 3876
29 Labs 1 - Ordering Lab Studies in eClinicalWorks Dr. Hazem El-Oraby 4069
30 ECG recording with eClinicalWorks Dr. Hazem El-Oraby 3856
31 Myca - The intelligent connection to healthcare Dr. Hazem El-Oraby 3708
32 Google is testing a system that stores health records Dr. Hazem El-Oraby 3695
33 Dr. Google Dr. Hazem El-Oraby 4060
34 Electronic Health Records Dr. Hazem El-Oraby 3627
35 Pocket Medical Record Dr. Hazem El-Oraby 3675
36 MedicTag USB medic information and alert Dr. Hazem El-Oraby 3950
37 Electronic Health Records Dr. Hazem El-Oraby 3505
38 usf health; electronic medical records Dr. Hazem El-Oraby 3734
39 Clarian Arnett Housecall: Electronic Medical Records Dr. Hazem El-Oraby 3726
40 ABC News Electronic Health Record Dr. Hazem El-Oraby 3917
41 OnFile Personal Health Record 1-877-BEONFIL Dr. Hazem El-Oraby 3658
42 Accessing Your Medical Records Using OnFile Dr. Hazem El-Oraby 3783
43 Online Personal Health Records Dr. Hazem El-Oraby 3692
44 Misys EMR Making Medical History Dr. Hazem El-Oraby 4033
45 Misys Optimum Dr. Hazem El-Oraby 3926
46 EHR Review Dr. Hazem El-Oraby 3863
47 Summary of EHR on Pediatric ICU Dr. Hazem El-Oraby 4158
48 First hand experience with an EHR Dr. Hazem El-Oraby 4154
49 To EHR or not to EHR? Dr. Hazem El-Oraby 3742
50 Healthcare Information Systems Dr. Hazem El-Oraby 3669
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