Electronic Health Records
An electronic health record (EHR) is the digital record of your health information that gives a health care provider and his or her team comprehensive health information about you. Over time, it can allow providers to share important information across different health care settings while maintaining your confidentiality in accordance with federal and state privacy and security requirements.
Benefits of EHRs for patients and community
Coordinating care with electronic health records can make a doctor’s office more efficient, and can make it easier to get an appointment.
Clinical decision support tools of an EHR can improve patient safety by checking for drug-drug or drug-allergy interactions.
EHRs are certified to meet national clinical quality management standards and assist providers in the quality management of their practice.