Electronic Health Records

Health Team Professional Education

What are Electronic Health Records?

Electronic Health Records (EHRs) are digital versions of patient medical charts.  EHRs are patient-centered records that are updated and shared instantly and securely with authorized users. 

Electronic Health Records can provide important insight into a patient’s care and improve care by:

  • Storing a patient’s comprehensive medical history including diagnoses, medications, treatment plans, and laboratory and test results thereby reducing duplication and delays in future treatment; 
  • Reducing the incidence of medical error by providing accurate and clear medical records;
  • Allowing access to evidence-based tools that can be used to make decisions about a patient’s care;
  • Streamlining provider workflow and reducing medical error. 

Where can I find information on EHRs?

Visit: https://www.healthit.gov/providers-professionals/faqs/what-health-it

Where can I find additional resources?