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electronic health record (EHR)

a computerized repository for a patient's health information providing information to members of the health care team regarding a clinical encounter. Many systems can also provide decision support, quality assurance information and outcome data.


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Abbreviation for electronic health record.


1. A written account of something. See: problem-oriented medical record
2. In dentistry, a registration of jaw relations in a malleable material or on a device.

anecdotal records

Notes used in nursing education to document observed incidents of a student's clinical behavior related to attainment of clinical learning objectives. Such anecdotal notes have not been treated as hearsay evidence in a court but have been upheld as documented evidence for failing a student.

electronic health record

Abbreviation: EHR
Electronic medical record.

electronic medical record

Abbreviation: EMR
A computerized database that typically includes demographic, past medical and surgical, preventive, laboratory and radiographic, and drug information about a patient. It is the repository for active notations about a patient's health. Most EMRs also contain billing and insurance information and other accounting tools.
Synonym: electronic health record

functional chew-in record

A record of the natural chewing action of the mandible made on an occlusion rim by the teeth or scribing studs.

interocclusal record

Bite plate.

medical record

A written transcript of information obtained from a patient, guardian, or medical professionals concerning a patient's health history, diagnostic tests, diagnoses, treatment, and prognosis.

medication administration record

Abbreviation: MAR
A file maintained on hospital units that documents the schedule and dosing of medications given to patients.

open medical record

A medical record accessible by the patient for his or her personal review.

personal health record

A summary of a patient's health care status (allergies, drugs taken, past hospitalizations, lab tests, radiology results, and surgeries) that is kept by the patient privately rather than stored in a hospital or third-party database.
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The AAFP plan calls for an EHR with these characteristics:
There is still uncertainty regarding meaningful-use (MU) Stage 2 and 3 requirements, certified versus certified modular EHRs, the difference between CCHIT certification and ONC-ATCB certification (and whether the EHR they pick needs both), pending cuts in CMS reimbursement, which integrated EHR/PMS programs will manage the transition from ICD-9 to ICD-10 by 2013, HIPAA 5010, breach reporting ambiguities, the implementation of accountable care organizations (ACOs) and the coming three stages of medical home.
West Carroll Health Systems successfully completed the attestation of Stage 1 Meaningful Use achievement on June 20, at the conclusion of its 90-day EHR Reporting Period.
Additional enhancements include new reporting functionality that allows RECs to track the progress of partners, consultants and practices as they move through the EHR adoption process.
This service is live and impacting more than four million prescriptions written by doctors using Practice Fusion's EHR platform each month.
It operates by accessing an Internet Web server (generally through port 80), supplemented by an office-deployed EHR SaaS Web server (generally through local host, on port 8080).
The future may entail the LIS and the EHR working in conjunction to absorb information from pathology, molecular, radiology, pharmacy, and other ancillaries, and then feed that data to a supercomputer capable of analyzing patient symptoms, along with the clinical data and any applicable research data, and presenting probable diagnoses and treatment options to assist providers in more efficient patient care.
The HIEs have been set up to provide support and assistance to primary care doctors and clinicians in adopting and utilizing EHRs (Electronic Health Records).
com website also includes multiple directories that have been optimized to provide users easier access to pivotal program-related EHR information and resources, including:
Your EHR solution will only succeed if staff knows how to use it.
The programs provide incentive payments to eligible professionals, eligible hospitals and critical access hospitals (CAHs) as they adopt, implement, upgrade or demonstrate "meaningful use" of certified EHR technology in ways that improve quality, safety and effectiveness of patient-centered care.
Many vendors advise physicians that extensive training is needed to learn how to document a note using their system and that they should be prepared to reduce their patient volume throughout the EHR adoption period.