Who uses EHR systems

An electronic health record (EHR) is more than a digital version of a patient’s paper chart.

EHRs are real-time, patient-centered records that make information available instantly and securely to authorized users. While an EHR does contain the medical and treatment histories of patients, an EHR system is built to go beyond standard clinical data collected in a provider’s office and can be inclusive of a broader view of a patient’s care. EHRs can:

Contain a patient’s medical history, diagnoses, medications, treatment plans, immunization dates, allergies, radiology images, and laboratory and test results

Allow access to evidence-based tools that providers can use to make decisions about a patient’s care

Automate and streamline provider workflow

BETTER DECISIONS AND MORE COORDINATED CARE WITH EHRS

More complete patient information available from EHRs enables providers to make well-informed care decisions quickly, helping to improve care and reduce safety risks.