Tuesday, December 22, 2009

What is an EMR?

An EMR (Electronic Medical Record) is a secure, electronic record of your medical history, stored and shared in a network of connected systems. An EMR will give you the opportunity to look at your health information using a computer. The EMR will bring key health information from a number of different systems together and present it in a single view.

Information in the EMR will be able to be accessed by you and your authorised healthcare providers. With this information available to them, healthcare providers will be able to make better decisions about your health and treatment advice. Over time you will be able to contribute to your own information and add to the recorded information stored in your EMR

The EMR will not hold all the information held in your doctor's records but will complement it by highlighting key information. In the future, as the EMR becomes more widely available, you will be able to access your own health information anytime you need it and from anywhere in UiTM environment.

(Source: http://www.nehta.gov.au/coordinated-care/whats-in-iehr)

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