Introduction

An Electronic Health Record (EHR) is a legal patient record created in digital format in hospitals and ambulatory environments. Electronic health records may include demographics, patient’s medical history, medications and allergies, laboratory test results, radiology images, vital signs, personal information like age, weight, height etc.

EHR and Clinical Outcomes

Quality of care has been defined as “Doing the right thing at the right time in the right way to the right person and having the best possible results. EHR is a software database application designed to organize and improve medical office workflow.Many clinical outcomes that have been a focus of EHR studies relate to quality of care and patient safety.

Some features include:

  • Reduced Expenses
  • Reduce malpractice cost
  • Improved documentation and accuracy
  • Better access to medical information
  • Enhanced Security
  • Improved quality of care
  • Reduced Medical Errors