Why Electronic Health Records?
Electronic health records, or EHRs, make it possible for your health care providers to better manage your care through secure use and sharing of health information. They are built to share information with other health care providers, such as laboratories and specialists, so they contain information from all of the providers involved in your care. With EHRs, your complete health care information can be accessed by your health care providers in a secure and timely manner.
With EHRs, your health care providers can have:
More accurate and complete information about your health -- including your medical history, medications and test results -- to help ensure they can give you the best possible care.
- Improved ability to share information with other providers you see to better coordinte the care they give to you and your family.
- A way to securely share information with you electronically, allowing you to fully take part in decisions about your health and the health of your family.