The 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.
In this section you will find many resources that contribute to the ability for healthcare organizations to realize a longitudinal electronic record that spans across the continuum of healthcare.
This section of the Health IT Value Suite illustrates how the components of Meaningful Use lay the technical foundation for organizations that seek high levels of realized value which benefits patient and organizational stakeholders. Visit the Meaningful Use Fact Finder
Stage 7 Awards honors facilities operating in a paperless environment and representing best practices in implementing EHR.
It is obvious that technology needs to be connected for providers’ timely access to critical patient data. However, the ability for that data to be easily consumable is even more critical.
HIMSS Health Story Project is inspired to make every patient record a meaningful and complete health story that is consistent, connected and consumable by all that rely upon its content.