electronic health record

Some in the health care field consider the term “electronic health record” to be virtually identical to “electronic medical record.” Others consider an electronic health record to be a more patient-oriented Web-based set of information about...

electronic medical record

A computer-based record containing details about a patient’s encounter with a health care provider or facility, such as the patient’s chief complaint, vital signs, medical history, medical orders, plans and prescriptions. An EMR is a legal document and...