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Andrea TeranHIM 500: December 20, 2020Activity 3-1 – What Is An EHR?Electronic Health RecordAn electronic health record (EHR) is a digital version of a patient’s paper chart thatcontains documentation of all health services provided, demographic data, diagnoses, treatmentplans, test results, and other important data. The purpose of the electronic health record is tomake patient records available instantly and securely to authorized users. This includes beingable to share EHRs across different organizations. InformationThe type of information that is found in an EHR is a patient’s medical history, diagnoses,medications, progress notes, treatment plans, immunization dates, allergies, radiology images,laboratory and test results, vitals, and future appointments. Manages While there is controversy on who owns and manages the EHRs, it is actually theproperty of the provider and managed by government officials, healthcare providers, hospitalstaff, and patients can input certain information.