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Electronic Health Record

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4899-7993-3_48-3

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Definition

An electronic health record (EHR) is a standard-based machine-processable information entity consisting of health data pertaining to an individual. It is a result of an exhaustive aggregation of personal health data, which is longitudinal, cross-institutional and multi-modal.

Historical Background

The term “medical record” usually refers to any recording/documentation of medical care or services given to a patient. The use of computerized patient records within healthcare enterprises is already a common and well-appreciated practice that has started about four decades ago [8]. It facilitates the documentation process required for medico-legal reasons and administrative procedures [10]. It also increases the availability of clinical data at the point of care which includes medical history, lab results, diagnostic imaging and so forth. The availability of such data at the point of care could...

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.University of HaifaHaifaIsrael