Electronic Health Record (EHR)

Longitudinal collection of personal health information supporting multiple health service providers across the continuum of care with appropriate information securely delivered to authorized individuals.

An EHR offers a cradle-to-grave, read-only, aggregated view of information from multiple databases about key health events in an individual's life; information that any health care provider may need in order to serve an individual.

Canada Health Infoway: 'A complete health record under the custodianship of a health care provider(s) that holds all relevant health information about a person over their lifetime. This is often described as a person-centric health record, which can used by many approved health care providers or health care organizations.' (EHR Blueprint, 2006)

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