What is an Electronic Health Record (EHR)?
- An Electronic Health Record is an electronic version of a patientís medical history that is maintained by the provider over time, and may include all of the key administrative clinical data relevant to that personís care under a particular provider, including demographics, progress notes, problems, medications, vital signs, past medical history, immunizations, laboratory data and radiology reports.
- The EHR automates access to information and has the potential to streamline the clinician's workflow.
- The EHR also has the ability to support other care-related activities directly or indirectly through various interfaces, including evidence-based decision support, quality management, and outcomes reporting.
What are the benefits of an EHR?
- Replaces current systems functionality.
- Interfaces electronically with other ADPH data and billing systems.
- Creates one unified electronic health record for each client served regardless of services or location.
- Creates a paperless patient record and cost reductions due to elimination of paper-chart system.
- Meets Meaningful Use criteria.
- Improves workflow processes.
- Streamlines recordkeeping and clerical procedures saving time, office-space, documenting, and making end-of-day phone calls.
- Identifies patients who are due for preventive visits and screenings.
- Diminishes travel costs for quality assurance (QA) activities.
- Monitors how patients measure up to certain parameters, such as vaccinations, blood pressure readings, etc.
- Automates the tracking of test results.
- Maximizes billing and revenue recovery.
What will it interface with?
- Immunization Registry - Immprint
- WIC - Crossroads
- Laboratory system - LIMS
- Blue Cross/Blue Shield (BCBS)
What will it replace?
- Paper record
- Nurse Practitioner Consult Template
- Manual process for management and inventory of medications.
- Manual process for management of follow-up of abnormal findings for nursing staff.