Electronic Health Records

  • What is Electronic Health Records?

    An electronic health record (EHR) is a digital version of a patient’s paper chart. EHRs are real-time, patient-centered records that make information available instantly and securely to authorized users. While an EHR does contain the medical and treatment histories of patients, an EHR system is built to go beyond standard clinical data collected in a provider’s office and can be inclusive of a broader view of a patient’s care. An EHRs :
    Contain a patient’s medical history, diagnoses, medications, treatment plans, immunization dates, allergies, radiology images, and laboratory and test results.
    Automate and streamline provider workflow
    One of the key features of an EHR is that health information is created in a digital format capable of being shared with other dentists. EHRs are built to share information with other healthcare providers and organizations – such as laboratories, specialists, medical imaging facilities, pharmacies, emergency facilities, and school and workplace clinics – so they contain information from all clinicians involved in a patient’s care.

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  • EHRs Improve Information Availability

    With EHRs, patients' health information is available in one place, when and where it is needed. Dentists have access to the information they need, at the time they need it to make a decision.

  • EHRs Can Be the Foundation for Quality Improvements

    Reliable access to complete patient health information is essential for safe and effective care. EHRs place accurate and complete information about patients' health and medical history at dentists' fingertips. With EHRs, dentists can give the best possible care, at the point of care. This can lead to a better patient experience and, most importantly, better patient outcomes.

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