Electronic health records (EHRs) are a technology that allows doctors and other healthcare providers to enter their patients’ medical information into electronic databases. The goal of EHRs is to help doctors manage their patients’ medical information as efficiently as possible, which should in turn lead to better care for patients. The federal government has also encouraged the adoption of EHRs because they believe it will improve the quality and efficiency of healthcare services in the United States. However, many doctors have been slow to adopt EHRs due to several factors including lack of interoperability between different EHR systems, cost barriers, lack of training resources and frustrations with workflow disruptions caused by switching from paper-based systems.”
Doctors enter patient information into EHRs.
EHRs are used to store patient information and to transmit it across care settings. They can also be used to store and transmit data about clinical trials.
Health information exchanges (HIEs) enable this data to be exchanged across care settings, including hospitals and other medical offices.
HIEs are databases that store patient information. They’re used by hospitals and other medical offices to exchange information, including test results, medications and allergies. The idea behind HIEs is that if a doctor needs to know something about one of his patients in order to provide care (such as whether they’re allergic to penicillin), he can look it up in the database rather than having to ask each patient or call every office where she has been treated.
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