Glossary of Health Care and Medical Terms

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An electronic health record system is health information technology software that allows the creation of electronic health records. The installation of a certified electronic health record system will allow a health care provider to meet all meaningful use criteria under the HITECH Act. Meeting meaningful use criteria allows providers to qualify for CMS incentive payments for electronic health record adoption. To find ONC Certified EHR Application visit
Also see: Electronic Health Record Software, EHR Software

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