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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.
No safety switch: How lax oversight of electronic health records puts patients at risk

No safety switch: How lax oversight of electronic health records puts patients at risk

For cancer screening, nudges need to be directed to both clinicians and patients

For cancer screening, nudges need to be directed to both clinicians and patients

Researchers develop unique model to predict risk of septic shock in children

Researchers develop unique model to predict risk of septic shock in children

Novel dental informatics program to improve oral health for better overall health

Novel dental informatics program to improve oral health for better overall health

Beckman Coulter receives BARDA funding to develop novel sepsis detection algorithm

Beckman Coulter receives BARDA funding to develop novel sepsis detection algorithm

Decision support tool could avert needless referrals of low-risk patients to cardiac specialists

Decision support tool could avert needless referrals of low-risk patients to cardiac specialists

Enhanced informatics tool could help better identify nonfatal opioid overdose cases in the ED

Enhanced informatics tool could help better identify nonfatal opioid overdose cases in the ED

Proactive administration of amiodarone to patients after common heart surgery improves outcomes

Proactive administration of amiodarone to patients after common heart surgery improves outcomes

NAM report shows widespread prevalence of clinician burnout

NAM report shows widespread prevalence of clinician burnout

Regenstrief leaders share their expertise in artificial intelligence at workshop in South America

Regenstrief leaders share their expertise in artificial intelligence at workshop in South America

AACN grants support nurse-driven research designed to improve critical care nursing practice

AACN grants support nurse-driven research designed to improve critical care nursing practice

Changes to state law reduce new opioid prescriptions by 22% in Penn Medicine’s New Jersey practices

Changes to state law reduce new opioid prescriptions by 22% in Penn Medicine’s New Jersey practices

Patients who use online patient portals more likely to get flu shots, check for blood pressure

Patients who use online patient portals more likely to get flu shots, check for blood pressure

Prediction system found to be effective at increasing palliative care consultations

Prediction system found to be effective at increasing palliative care consultations

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