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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.
Machine-learning derived model can help predict risk of heart failure for diabetes patients

Machine-learning derived model can help predict risk of heart failure for diabetes patients

University of Illinois at Chicago opens three health care simulation centers

University of Illinois at Chicago opens three health care simulation centers

Sepsis care quality improvement program saves lives and reduces healthcare costs

Sepsis care quality improvement program saves lives and reduces healthcare costs

Metabolic surgery improves health in obese diabetics

Metabolic surgery improves health in obese diabetics

JAMA review: Clinicians encouraged to consider social determinants screening and referrals

JAMA review: Clinicians encouraged to consider social determinants screening and referrals

Front-line primary care providers given tools to play larger role in tackling opioid abuse

Front-line primary care providers given tools to play larger role in tackling opioid abuse

Multiple-birth infants have higher risk of wrong-patient order errors in NICU

Multiple-birth infants have higher risk of wrong-patient order errors in NICU

Trump administration hits brakes on law to curb unneeded Medicare CT scans, MRIs

Trump administration hits brakes on law to curb unneeded Medicare CT scans, MRIs

Pittsburgh Health Data Alliance and Amazon Web Services join forces to enhance patient care

Pittsburgh Health Data Alliance and Amazon Web Services join forces to enhance patient care

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