electronic health record

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electronic health record

A computerised record of a person's health “transactions” in the UK, collated from summaries of individual electronic patient records and other relevant data. The ultimate goal is that every person in the UK will have a lifelong, data-protected EHR from birth to death, which will “travel” with them even if they change doctor or move around the country; EHRs will eventually replace paper patient records.
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e·lec·tron·ic med·i·cal re·cord

(EMR) (ĕ-lek-tron'ik med'i-kăl rek'ŏrd)
A computerized (i.e., digitized) system for maintaining patient health information that generally includes patients' presenting (chief) complaints, history of prior illnesses, prior diagnostic testing, and prior medical treatments. Electronic records are used as a substitute for the traditional paper medical record; material is easier to access and update.
Synonym(s): electronic health record.
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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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THERE have been "significant delays" in rolling out electronic patient records across the Welsh NHS.
"Putting the vision of an electronic patient record into practice means all parts of NHS Wales, including Welsh Government, need to take some tough decisions, particularly on funding, priorities and enabling clinicians to have the time and space to lead on this agenda.
The solution will integrate with Ipswich Hospital's existing, third-party electronic patient record (EPR) and document management systems.
Integration with bedside devices in high acuity settings and hospital information systems such as PAS and Electronic Patient Records (EPR) makes this a suitable solution for hospitals looking to complement their existing IT infrastructure with an electronic observation system.
By offering complete connectivity and data transmission to the hospital's electronic patient record system, the devices will provide physicians with immediate access to medication and drug data, in turn facilitating safer patient care.
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A NEW open source electronic patient record system introduced at Moorfields Eye Hospital has been shortlisted for a clinical IT leadership award in the 2012 E-Health Insider (EHI) Awards.
PATIENTS seeking emergency treatment at a major Teesside hospital are among the first in the North East to get faster and safer care thanks to a new electronic patient record.
Since the 1980s, he has been a visionary and promoter of electronic medical record systems (EMRs), including founding and serving as CEO of the Medical Records Institute, a Boston-based applied research and educational clearinghouse, where he created its annual conference, Toward the Electronic Patient Record, which for 25 years promoted the vision of EMRs.
The joint solution addresses one of the major data management challenges currently facing hospitals all over the world, namely the upsurge in healthcare data resulting primarily from the increasing volume of medical images (created across a range of modalities, from digital radiology to mammography, to name a few) as well as the adoption of the Electronic Patient Record (EPR) and the move to a paperless environment (including the retroactive scanning of historical patient information).
An electronic patient record without visit documentation only tells part of the story, said Yaniv Dagan, CEO of IDS.
An EHR (also known as an electronic patient record or a computerized patient record) is defined as a longitudinal collection of electronic health data about individual patients or populations.

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