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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 Medicare and Medicaid EHR Incentive Programs have slightly different eligibility requirements.
6 billion in Medicaid EHR Incentive Program payments were made between January 2011 (when the first states launched their programs) and the end of May 2012.
And, 85 percent of hospitals now report that by 2015 they intend to take advantage of the incentive payments made available through the Medicare and Medicaid EHR Incentive Programs.
The EHR Incentive Program funding is often the only way they can implement electronic health records.
After a successful 90-day reporting period of their comprehensive electronic health record (EHR) capabilities, the healthcare providers will now receive funding under the Medicare EHR Incentive Program.
The recent reports state that $75 million in first payments of the Medicare EHR Incentive Program were distributed on May 19th; providers offered flexibility in adopting e-prescribing.
This stamp of approval designates that MicroMD EMR software offers functionally to help providers meet the ever-evolving clinical practice improvement and care coordination activities that are required for successful participation in CMS payment and incentive programs including the Medicare Quality Payment Program (QPP) and the Medicaid EHR Incentive Program.
If you are using a product from the CMS EHR Incentive Program, ONC encourages you to reach out to that program to confirm whether it is still eligible or to seek a hardship exemption.
Physicians who already participate in the EHR incentive program for meaningful use will have to demonstrate they are meaningful users for only 90 days in 2016 and 2017.
The new Quality Payment Program will replace both PQRS and the Value Modifier program, as well as the separate payment adjustments under the Medicare EHR Incentive Program.
AMT's comments further noted that MACRA does not change the existing EHR incentive program under Medicaid.
In summary, the government's EHR Incentive Program for some physicians was nothing more than a giant bear trap with a wad of cash in the middle for bait.