Electronic Health Record

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The Electronic Health Record of a patient contains the information documented by healthcare professionals when they interact with that patient. It may contain, for example, the patient’s symptom history, past history of illnesses and operations, clinical observations made by the professional such as a blood pressure reading, blood and other test results, X-rays and scan results, prescriptions and other treatments, care advice, the course of the illness, preventive
and public health activities such as immunisations, and activities undertaken by patients to stay healthy.
Electronic Health Records are usually created using a computer system (an EHR system) at each care organisation. These are sometimes connected so that care organisations can share patient information and an EHR system can support healthcare professionals by facilitating for example, the use of checklists, alerts, and predictive tools, embedding clinical guidelines, electronic prescribing and test-ordering.

2020-01-06T14:33:27+00:00 6 January 2020|Comments Off on Electronic Health Record
 

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