Medical Records for Health Systems

  • Bruce R. Schatz
  • Richard B. BerlinJr.
Part of the Health Informatics book series (HI)


Medical Records developed within the hospital infrastructure to keep track of what procedures had been done to the patient. Through the rise of health informatics, Electronic Medical Records (EMR) have expanded to include all the services within the hospital, both for diagnosis such as laboratory tests and for treatment such as pharmacy drugs. In this way, EMR have become a critical part of the healthcare infrastructure for acute care.


Electronic Medical Record Heart Attack Acute Care Chronic Care Health Information Technology 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Bruce R. Schatz
    • 1
  • Richard B. BerlinJr.
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Medical Information Science, Department of Computer ScienceUniversity of Illinois at Urbana-ChampaignUrbanaUSA

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