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Electronic health record.

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  • 1University of Athens, Faculty of Nursing, Lab. of Health Informatics, Goudi, Greece.


The chapter covers the electronic health record and electronic health record system that facilitates the use of EHR. The EHR is compared with the traditional handwritten health care record. Definition of Electronic Health Records and its association with the terminology, classification and coding is presented. The architecture of the Electronic Health Record is of strong significance as well as its attributes. Strategic approaches of designing systems supporting the use of electronic health records are depicted. A short presentation of current state of implementation and the obstacles for further implementation are given in the final part of the chapter.

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