Electronic Health Record
An Electronic health record is an official record which digitalizes the health information for improving efficiency, quality of care and it defiantly reduces the costs.
In other words, Electronic Health Records are recorded, stored, and accessed on a network which may include multiple medical providers.
The Benefits of Electronic Health Records:
- Healthcare physicians will have the ability to forward any or all patient files to medical specialists and consultants
Electronic Health Record is able to keep:
- Patient Demographics
- Progress Notes
- Current/Past Medications
- Medical History
- Laboratory Data/Radiology Reports
- Electronic Health Record has the ability to share automatically share and update information among different offices and organizations
- Through Electronic Health Records (EHR) systems standardization of medical health service is possible
EHRs allow physicians and staff members to:
- Document all patient interactions
- View medical histories and insurance information
- Make referrals
- Order tests and view results
- Send e-prescriptions
- Set allergy and harmful drug interaction alerts
Electronic Health Records (EHR) Objectives
The Core objectives of Electronic Health records may be as follow:
- Electronic Health Record (EHR) improve quality, safety and efficiency & reduces costs
- Through Electronic Health Records Systems, physician and health practitioner improves care coordination.