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Running head: ELECTRONIC RECORDS 1 Electronic Records Name Institution
ELECTRONIC RECORDS 2 Introduction The electronic health record (EHR) refers to the collection and storage of patient’s health information digitally. The records stored in digital formats can be shared with various health care facilities. The sharing of the electronically stored records can be done through a network connection. The information can also be shared through the internet. The records captured usually include a range of info which includes demographics such as ages, past medical history, lab test results, immunization records among other important info4rma’tion that can be used in the diagnosis of a patient (Liu, et al., 2016). Keeping good health records is important as it plays a major role in the improvement of the quality of care. Electronic health records have a fast range of advantages over the traditional health records system. The later does not require a physical space as data is stored virtually. This paper describes two EHR systems, including advantages and disadvantages. 2. Epic EHR System The Epic HER system was established in 1979 by Faulkner, a computer scientist, by providing the original Epic code. The software has then found its way into a global market. The system is a product of a private company. It is headquarters located at Verona in Wisconsin, but its original headquarters were in Madison. Most health facilities have incorporated Epic software in an attempt towards the provision of quality health care (Epic System, 2019). The quality of health care is directly dependent on the ability of a health care center to capture and store good health records. The Epic system is among the best platforms that provide the best electronic data recording and storage system. It was rated as the best overall in the KLAS awards 2018 (Epic System, 2019). The Epic company has won the KLAS awards in 8 consecutive times.

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