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An Electronic Health Record (EHR) is a software application that enables physicians to record, access and analyze patient medical information in a computerized, digital format. In addition, EHRs enable clinical functionality such as point-of-care clinical decision support, computerized physician order entry (CPOE), and lab test results reporting.


Provisions in the 2009 HITECH Act authorize significant financial incentives for the adoption and “Meaningful Use” of Electronic Health Records. In addition, physicians have begun to recognize how EHR technologies can improve clinical outcomes, increase patient satisfaction and provide positive return-on-investment for the practice.


The HITECH act also provides funding for Regional Extension Centers (RECs) to offer physicians assistance with the selection, implementation and optimization of an EHR. The ONC (Office of the National Coordinator) has selected NYeC as the certified Regional Extension Center for the State of New York outside of New York City.


For further information on relevant topics related to Electronic Health Records, please follow the links below:


Meaningful Use

Electronic Health Records

Health Information Exchange (HIE)

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