Electronic Health Record (EHR) Management
EHR management is the process by which information is created or received in EHRs and preserved for evidentiary purposes, including legal or business purposes. From a strategic standpoint, it is important to go beyond the information creation phase and develop a plan that results in an EHR and EHR system maintaining a high level of integrity for business and legal purposes. EHR management (EHRM) requires decision-making and -planning throughout the entire life cycle of the EHR—including planning, processing, distribution, maintenance, storage, and retrieval of the health record to its ultimate disposition, archiving or destruction. The management of the EHR and the EHR system is, and will continue to be, a mission-critical function in the provision of care across the healthcare continuum.
Enterprise Content and Record Management
The healthcare industry requires an overarching strategy to aggressively manage records and content. This is more critical as the healthcare industry moves consistently toward an increase in electronic information, creating a need to better manage electronic health information. To avoid fragmented, chaotic information processes, healthcare organizations must adopt an integrated set of strategies, standards, best practices, and technologies for managing patient-centric and organizational information.
These Web pages provide resources on EHR management: