What is an EHR?
  • What is an EHR?

What is an EHR?

What is an EHR?

EPD stands for Electronic Patient File. It is a digital version of an individual patient's medical record. An Electronic Patient Record contains extensive information about a patient's medical history, treatments, medications, laboratory results, radiological images and other relevant data.

Some features and functionalities of an Electronic Patient Record (EPD) include:

  1. Patient Information Management: The EHR contains patient personal information such as name, date of birth, contact information, and insurance information.

  2. Medical history: The file contains information about previous illnesses, conditions, surgeries, allergies, family history and other relevant medical history.

  3. Treatment and Care Plans: The EHR contains information about treatments, prescribed medications, surgeries, therapies, and other medical interventions performed or planned for the patient.

  4. Lab Results and Imaging: The record may include lab results, radiological images, and other diagnostic test results performed for the patient.

  5. Medication management: The EHR records prescribed medication, dosages, prescribers and other relevant information related to medication.

  6. Documentation and Reporting: The EHR is used to record clinical notes, consultation reports, surgery reports, nursing notes, and other relevant documents.

  7. Interoperability and data exchange: The EHR can enable data exchange between different healthcare providers and healthcare institutions to facilitate continuity of care and collaboration.

The use of an Electronic Patient Record offers benefits such as improved accessibility, efficiency and accuracy of patient data, better coordination of care, reduced risk of errors and improved communication between healthcare providers. It enables healthcare providers to have a holistic view of the patient and make informed decisions based on up-to-date and comprehensive information. The EHR contributes to a better quality of care and an improved patient experience.