Electronic health records systems (EHRs) replace traditional paper medical records with computerized record-keeping to document and store patient health information (e.g., patient demographics, progress notes, orders, medications, medical history, and clinical test results) from any healthcare encounter. Software vendors create EHR technology that includes a variety of applications and tools for collecting, managing, and sharing patient information electronically and for clinical decision-making.
Editor's note: This article was originally published in the November 2014 edition of HCCA's Compliance Today. Published here with permission.
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