Wednesday, April 18, 2007

openEHR Primer - Electronic Health Records

openEHR Primer: "An EHR has the following characteristics:

* patient-centred: one EHR relates to one subject of care, not to an episode of care at an institution;
* longitudinal: it is a long-term record of care, possibly birth to death;
* comprehensive: it includes a record of care events from all types of carers and provider institutions tending to a patient, not just one speciality; in other words there are no important care events of any kind not in the EHR;
* prospective: not only are previous events recorded, so is decisional and prospective information such as plans, goals, orders and evaluations."

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