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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 research framework for this study mainly developed based on the unified theory of Acceptance and Use of Technology (UTAUT) [14] to study the behavioral intention to adopt EHR and the factors that influence such intention among students in two selected medical colleges in Bangladesh.
A recent Harris Poll survey among 955 health care professional and administrators, shows that EHRs haven fallen short of expectation; the survey revealed 60% of the health care professionals believe the EHR is insufficient for care coordination and collaboration across the health care continuum And when the complexity of information increases, the usage of EHR for communication decreases The poll also demonstrated that when sharing complex detailed information with health care providers outside their facility, only 8% stated that the EHR is their primary mode of communication.
Each year, the AHA IT Supplement asks hospitals to report the extent of adoption of each of 28 EHR functions.
CPSI), GE Healthcare and eClinicalWorks are some major players in the global EHR market.
Thus, it is essential to comprehensively understand, prior to EHR selection, all of the elements and associated costs needed to make it fully functional.
How do you build a lab network in an ACO model and make sure everything is getting back into the EHR in a codified, structured way, so the provider can easily use the information to monitor the patient's progress?
The Bipartisan Policy Center analysts based their EHR system report on survey responses from 725 health care providers.
What is an Eligible Hospital under the Medicare EHR Incentive Program?
Alternatively, it is very possible - even likely - that implementation of an EHR will cause a significant decrease in productivity for the first few months, but will improve productivity after that time to bring it up to - or exceed-pre-EHR levels.
Hospital-owned practices are further down the adoption path, since they generally have better financial resources, and in many cases, may already have an EHR and are now in a replacement cycle, Johnson notes.
Now, Practice Fusion's free, web-based EHR system works with over 40,000 medical professionals.