What is Electronic Health Record (EHR)?
Electronic Health Record (EHR) – An Electronic Health Record (EHR) is an electronic report of a patient’s medical history.
It is managed longitudinally by a provider and may contain all important administrative clinical data applicable to the person’s care under a particular provider. This includes demographics, progress records, problems, medications, vital signs, past medical history, immunizations and laboratory data. and radiation report.
EHRs have the power to automate the approach to information and streamline the clinician’s workflow. EHRs also have capabilities that directly or indirectly support other care-related activities through a number of interfaces, such as evidence-based decision support, quality control, and outcome reporting.
EHR is the next step in the continued development of healthcare that can build relationships between patients and clinicians. Data, timeliness and availability enable suppliers to make better decisions and provide better care.
For example, an EHR can improve patient care by:
- Reduce the incidence of medical errors by increasing the accuracy and clarity of medical records.
- Manage readily available health information to minimize duplication of tests, reduce treatment delays and empower patients to make better-informed decisions.
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