What is EHR(Electronic Health Record)?
EHR or Electronic Health Record is an individual patient’s medical/health data history compiled into a detailed report and maintained by the healthcare provider (Hospital/Doctor). Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC-HIT), defines an electronic health record (EHR) as a patient record (created in one healthcare set-up, but interoperable and shareable across other care facilities) to be shared across other health care providers, such as laboratories and specialty practices etc. – thus an EHR is a superset or master record of all patient encounters across the care continuum.
Choosing the right EHR systems/platforms, for a practice is an important and key decision to make. EHR system impacts every facet of a physician’s practice right from patient scheduling to clinical notes to laboratory management to radiology Information management and medical billing. With more accurate, consistent and updated patient information at their fingertips, healthcare providers improve their ability to make actionable, well-informed treatment decisions quickly and safely.
EHR projects implemented in provider facilities result in huge benefits in terms of Increased Quality of Care, Enhanced Efficiency and Productivity and Better patient care and outcomes.