Information Systems, Data Management, Health Record

Definition : Information systems designed to record, process, and display patient electronic health records at a healthcare facility level (i.e., a longitudinal record); aggregating patient data from various departmental systems. These systems consist of hardware, including computerized workstations and peripheral devices such as high-capacity storage devices and printers, and software packages. The systems are intended to automate the retrieval and review of clinical information, ordering, planning care, and documentation; they may also include decision support capabilities, drug databases, safety features (e.g., medication administration warnings), and the ability to capture practitioner's notes in several formats from various departmental electronic medical records. Health record information systems are intended to provide unified records for patients, including activities performed in physician offices, hospital departments, and in other healthcare facilities; they may function as stand-alone systems or may be integrated in hospitalwide data management information system network.

Entry Terms : "Health Record Information Systems" , "Health Record Data Management Systems" , "Electronic Health Records (EHR) Information Systems"

UMDC code : 22507

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