Electronic Medical Record/Electronic Health Record


Electronic medical records (EMRs) and electronic health records (EHRs) are computerized records maintained centrally by a medical practice or health center to keep track of patient care. EMRs are electronic versions of a patient’s paper medical chart and maintain a patient’s medical history over time, including patient demographics, clinical notes, prescriptions and registries, web applications, and connection to personal health records kept by patients. They are usually constructed so the data can be part of other systems such as clinical workflow and decision support and possess the ability to safely exchange health information between entities such as collaborating providers.

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