Electronic Health Records (EHR)
An electronic health record is a digital collection of patient health information compiled at one or more meetings in any care delivery setting. A patient's record typically includes patient demographics, progress notes, problems, medications, vital signs, past medical history, immunizations, laboratory data and radiology reports. The term EHR is often used to refer to the software platform that manages patient records maintained by a hospital or medical practice.
EHR and CMS
The Medicare and Medicaid Electronic Health Care Record (EHR) Incentive Programs provide incentive payments to eligible professionals, eligible hospitals, and critical access hospitals (CAHs) as they adopt, implement, upgrade or demonstrate meaningful use of certified EHR technology.