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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.
Many patients remain uninsured after ACA implementation

Many patients remain uninsured after ACA implementation

How to get a cheaper prescription before leaving the doctor’s office

How to get a cheaper prescription before leaving the doctor’s office

Novel method can help clinicians identify individuals most in need of PrEP

Novel method can help clinicians identify individuals most in need of PrEP

Two new studies develop algorithms to identify patients at risk of acquiring HIV

Two new studies develop algorithms to identify patients at risk of acquiring HIV

American medical students less likely to choose to become primary care doctors

American medical students less likely to choose to become primary care doctors

Introduction of default physician order reduces unnecessary imaging for cancer patients

Introduction of default physician order reduces unnecessary imaging for cancer patients

Why you should take a peek at your doctor’s notes on your health

Why you should take a peek at your doctor’s notes on your health

Electronic consultations in allergy and immunology may reduce need for specialist visits

Electronic consultations in allergy and immunology may reduce need for specialist visits

Early plans can improve quality of life for hospice patients

Early plans can improve quality of life for hospice patients

Patients reading clinician visit notes report positive effects on use of prescription medications

Patients reading clinician visit notes report positive effects on use of prescription medications

Using health IT to reduce disparities in healthcare

Using health IT to reduce disparities in healthcare

BMC develops EHR-based screener to address patients' unmet social needs

BMC develops EHR-based screener to address patients' unmet social needs

Using artificial intelligence to identify socially isolated prostate cancer patients

Using artificial intelligence to identify socially isolated prostate cancer patients

Researchers learn more about opioid prescribing in primary care

Researchers learn more about opioid prescribing in primary care

Study finds a downward trend in cancer screening when patients see doctors later in the day

Study finds a downward trend in cancer screening when patients see doctors later in the day

Feds want to show health care costs on your phone, but that could take years

Feds want to show health care costs on your phone, but that could take years

Developing the first digital procedural checklist for trauma centers

Developing the first digital procedural checklist for trauma centers

Kamari partners with Kinect to support new HIV testing programs in Africa

Kamari partners with Kinect to support new HIV testing programs in Africa

Diagnostic stewardship strategy reduces inappropriate testing

Diagnostic stewardship strategy reduces inappropriate testing

FDA chief calls for stricter scrutiny of electronic health records

FDA chief calls for stricter scrutiny of electronic health records