Electronic Health Record

An electronic record of health-related information on an individual that conforms to nationally recognized interoperability standards and that can be created, managed, and consulted by authorized clinicians and staff across more than one health care organization. An EHR system is usually broader than an EMR system. EMRs have traditionally been hospital based. For this report we use whatever designation the authors provide in their studies.

Source: Health IT.hhs.gov report page 15