Electronic Health Records (EHRs)

March 20, 2018

What is an Electronic Health Record?

An Electronic Health Record (EHR) is an electronic version of a patient’s medical history, that is maintained by the provider over time, and may include all of the key administrative clinical data relevant to that persons 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 Physicians Looking for in an EHR?

EHRs of yesterday are designed for fee-for-service, focusing more on billing and data entry than patient care or delivery of robust analytics. What providers seek are seamless, easy to implement and use EHRs with limited data entry and clinical decision support – facilitating optimized patient care. They are looking to maximize the value of their investment in EHRs with key features such as clinical pathway support, care plans, quick access to answers, analytics, and enhanced patient engagement.

How Does Integra Connect’s EHR Solution Benefit Specialists?

Integra Connect offers two specialty-specific solutions: an EHR for oncology and an EHR for urology. Both are tailored to practice workflows, including specialty-specific content and templates, resulting in optimized workflow efficiency while supporting more personalized patient care.

Read more about the community practices using our oncology EHR here.

Source: https://www.cms.gov/Medicare/E-Health/EHealthRecords/index.html