What types of information are found in an EHR?

What types of information are found in an EHR?

An Electronic Health Records

Just the Basics

An electronic health record (EHR) contains patient health information, such as:

  • Patient demographics
  • Progress notes
  • Vital signs
  • Medical histories
  • Diagnoses
  • Medications
  • Immunization dates
  • Allergies
  • Radiology images
  • Administrative and billing data
  • Lab and test results

An EHR is more than just a digital copy of a regular old paper chart in a doctor’s office. It’s a legal record that can provide comprehensive health information about any patient. EMR systems are built to share information with other health care 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.