What are Electronic Health Records? - Definition & Overview

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An electronic health record might include information about a patient's _____.

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1. What did Dr. Larry Weed invent, which contributed to the development of the first EHR system?

2. In what ways is the EHR superior to the old paper and filing cabinet method?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

These interactive tools help test your knowledge of what an electronic health record is and its purpose. You will need to know when this type of record was introduced in order to do well on the quiz.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz will test you on various facts about electronic health records, including:

  • Why EHR use hasn't been widely adopted
  • Ways this file is better than paper and filing cabinet method
  • Percentage of medical practices utilizing EHR's today
  • What Dr. Larry Weed invented to assist development of EHR

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you can draw the most important information from the related lesson on electronic health records
  • Making connections - use understanding of the efficiency of electronic health records
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the reasons EHR use is not widely adopted

Additional Learning

Get more in-depth material about this topic with the accompanying lesson called What are Electronic Health Records? - Definition and Overview. This lesson covers these objectives:

  • Explain both paper and electronic records
  • Detail the origin of the electronic health record
  • Describe the benefits of switching from paper records to EHR's
  • Review the meaningful use program and the EHR movement
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