Electronic Health Record System Ehr

2122 Words Nov 23rd, 2010 9 Pages
Information Technology

Health Care Industry Individual Project

Electronic Health Record (EHR)


1. Overview 2. Introduction 3. History 4. Components 5. Feature /Highlights 6. Benefits/Barriers 7. Factors statistics 8. References 9. Conclusions

OVERVIEW:- In my assignment, I will be studying Electronic Health Record (EHR) system, which is widely used in USA. An EHR solution caters to Health care industry. EHR system is an official health record for an individual, which can be shared among multiple facilities and agencies. It has digitized health information systems, which will improve the efficiency and quality of care and, ultimately, reduce costs. These systems are governed by certain
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← HELP (Health Evaluation through Logical Processing), Warner, et al., developed at Latter-Day Saints Hospital at the University of Utah (brought to market by the 3M Corporation). HELP is notable for its pioneering decision support features. ← TMR (The Medical Record), Stead and Hammond, Duke University Medical Center. ← THERESA, Walker, at Grady Memorial Hospital, Emory University, notable for its success in encouraging direct physician data entry. ← CHCS (Composite Health Care System), the Department of Defense’s (DoD) clinical care patient record system used worldwide. ← DHCP (De-Centralized Hospital Computer Program), developed by the Veteran’s Administration and used nationwide. ← TDS, developed by Lockheed in the 1960s and 1970s.

These early projects had significant technical and programmatic issues, including non-standard vocabularies and system interfaces, which remain implementation challenges today. However, they lead the way, and many of the ideas they pioneered are still used today.


EHRs are designed to combine data from the large ancillary services, such as pharmacy, laboratory, and radiology, with various clinical care components (such as nursing plans, medication administration records [MAR], and physician orders).

1. Administrative System Components

Registration, admissions, discharge,