Electronic Health Records: The Basics
An electronic health record (EHR) contains patient health information, such as:
- Administrative and billing data
- Patient demographics
- Progress notes
- Vital signs
- Medical histories
- Immunization dates
- Radiology images
- Lab and test results
An EHR is more than just a computerized version of a paper chart in a provider’s office. It’s a digital record that can provide comprehensive health information about your patients. EHR systems are built to share information with other health care providers and organizations – such as laboratories, specialists, medical imaging facilities, pharmacies, emergency facilities, and school and workplace clinics – so they contain information from all clinicians involved in a patient’s care.
For More Information
For more information on EHR systems, see the following resources.