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An Electronic Health Record (EHR) is a longitudinal electronic record of patient health information generated by one or more encounters in any care delivery setting. Included in this information are patient demographics, progress notes, problems, medications, vital signs, past medical history, immunizations, laboratory data, and radiology reports. The EHR automates and streamlines the clinician's workflow. The EHR has the ability to generate a complete record of a clinical patient encounter, as well as supporting other care-related activities directly or indirectly via interface—including evidence-based decision support, quality management, and outcomes reporting.
Researchers urge for improved and consistent reporting of electronic health record studies

Researchers urge for improved and consistent reporting of electronic health record studies

Taking diabetes medications, regular exercise may lower risk for poorly controlled blood sugar

Taking diabetes medications, regular exercise may lower risk for poorly controlled blood sugar

eClinicalWorks launches healow TeleVisits for smartphone

eClinicalWorks launches healow TeleVisits for smartphone

New tool to identify children with severe sepsis reduces missed diagnoses by 76%

New tool to identify children with severe sepsis reduces missed diagnoses by 76%

Study: 1 in 6 patients on new blood-thinning medications may not be receiving recommended dose

Study: 1 in 6 patients on new blood-thinning medications may not be receiving recommended dose

New study documents prevalence of food allergies

New study documents prevalence of food allergies

Machine-learning algorithm may help identify hospitalized patients at risk for severe sepsis

Machine-learning algorithm may help identify hospitalized patients at risk for severe sepsis

Mental illness does not impact bariatric surgery outcomes, study finds

Mental illness does not impact bariatric surgery outcomes, study finds

New online tool can help patients to better understand their GI issues

New online tool can help patients to better understand their GI issues

EHR systems improve outcomes for weekend surgery patients, study shows

EHR systems improve outcomes for weekend surgery patients, study shows

Simple behavioral economics technique may help increase flu vaccination rates

Simple behavioral economics technique may help increase flu vaccination rates

Dana-Farber and Lifespan enter into strategic alliance to advance cancer treatment and research

Dana-Farber and Lifespan enter into strategic alliance to advance cancer treatment and research

Researchers develop skin tests, decision support tool to increase antibiotic use in hospitalized patients

Researchers develop skin tests, decision support tool to increase antibiotic use in hospitalized patients

Neonatal sepsis risk calculator reduces antibiotic use by nearly 50% in newborns

Neonatal sepsis risk calculator reduces antibiotic use by nearly 50% in newborns

Treating subclinical hypothyroidism can reduce pregnancy loss, study shows

Treating subclinical hypothyroidism can reduce pregnancy loss, study shows

Technology and cost barriers hinder real-time reporting of cancer patients' symptoms

Technology and cost barriers hinder real-time reporting of cancer patients' symptoms

DaVita releases recap of 2016 accomplishments

DaVita releases recap of 2016 accomplishments

Linking human genome sequences to EHR information could influence clinical medicine, says expert

Linking human genome sequences to EHR information could influence clinical medicine, says expert

Technology could help improve health care quality

Technology could help improve health care quality

‘Local’ learning health system can improve clinical quality while reducing costs

‘Local’ learning health system can improve clinical quality while reducing costs