Electronic Health Records

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.

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HIMSS Analytics Honors The National Institutes of Health Clinical Center With Stage 7 Award

The HIMSS Analytics Stage 7 Award honors hospitals operating in a paperless environment and representing best practices in implementing EHR

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Emily "Emmy" Lacey reached out to TIGER inquiring about the TIGER Virtual Learning Environment (VLE) and seeking resources to assist with her Electronic Health Record (EHR) Systems class. We asked Emmy to share her impressions, from a student perspective, as well as feedback or tips for improving this education portal for academic professionals, students, adult learners and clinical educators.

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