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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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13 eCare: Electronic Health Record 3722
14 AllMeds EMR and Practice Management Solution 3522
15 Clinicians Must Reinvent the Medical Record: Electronic 3381
16 A safer way to provide healthcare 3526
17 EHR Safety with Allscripts 3396
18 VistA Integrated Health Care IT 3378
19 Health Probe Professional Tour 3387
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22 Electronic Medical Records: Questions to ask before you buy 3248
23 It's time to go fully digital in American healthcare 3372
24 Creating Inkable Forms in eClinicalWorks 3885
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26 Printing Faxing and Electronic Prescribing 3403
27 Using the Patient Portal 3701
28 Labs 2 - Reviewing the lab results in eClinicalWorks 3515
29 Labs 1 - Ordering Lab Studies in eClinicalWorks 3643
30 ECG recording with eClinicalWorks 3510
31 Myca - The intelligent connection to healthcare 3375
32 Google is testing a system that stores health records 3363
33 Dr. Google 3700
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39 Clarian Arnett Housecall: Electronic Medical Records 3382
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42 Accessing Your Medical Records Using OnFile 3420
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44 Misys EMR Making Medical History 3645
45 Misys Optimum 3412
46 EHR Review 3457
47 Summary of EHR on Pediatric ICU 3719
48 First hand experience with an EHR 3729
49 To EHR or not to EHR? 3379
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