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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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More than $3 billion in Medicare EHR Incentive Program payments were made between May 2011 (when the first payments were released) and the end of May 2012.
Reicher, MD FACR and George Samuel issued the following statement: "We are thrilled with this certification, as it offers our electronic medical record (EMR) partners and healthcare providers the ability to use Health Companion to comply with the key patient engagement requirements of the EHR Incentive Program.
The administration has also created a nationwide network of 62 Regional Extension Centers to provide technical guidance and resources to help eligible health care providers participate in the EHR Incentive Programs and meaningfully use certified EHRs.
In late January, CMS announced its intent to engage in a rulemaking this spring to update the Medicare and Medicaid EHR Incentive Programs beginning in 2015.
The Medicare and Medicaid EHR Incentive Programs offer financial payments to healthcare providers who can demonstrate they are making "meaningful use" of certified EHR technology by meeting certain objectives ranging from recording patient information as structured data to exchanging summary care records with other providers.
Adoption of more advanced tools--like health information exchange and patient engagement--is less prevalent but growing and will likely grow even further in the coming years under incentives in Stage 2 of the EHR Incentive Program.
This helps physicians comply with other MU criteria as established by the EHR incentive program.
The CMS April 2013 EHR Incentive Program report statistics for calendar years 2011 and 2012 for APRNs are presented above (http://www.
In today's healthcare market, hospitals that do not have electronic health records are quickly implementing in order to comply with the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services EHR Incentive Program, otherwise known as "Meaningful Use.
Under the Medicare and Medicaid EHR Incentive Program, physicians, other health care providers, and hospitals can earn bonus payments from the federal government by demonstrating that they used EHRs to meet certain quality measures.
EPs under the Medicare EHR Incentive Program include: doctors of medicine or osteopathy, doctors of dental surgery or dental medicine, doctors of podiatry, doctors of optometry, and chiropractors.
Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, December 2011: EHR Incentive Program, 2012, (http://www.