What information does an electronic health record contain?

An electronic health record (EHR) is a collection of information about you and your health. It is organized in a way that makes it easy for health care providers to get the information they need to make better-informed decisions about how to treat you when illnesses arise.

Your EHR contains your medical history, including major surgeries, chronic conditions, your age, height and weight, any allergies and medications you have taken or are currently taking.

An electronic health record (EHR) contains patient health information, such as:
  • Medical history
  • Diagnoses
  • Medications
  • Immunization dates
  • Allergies
  • Radiology images
  • Lab and test results

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