Electronic Record and Telerehabilitation
A health information explosion is upon us. This explosion beckons which methods should be used to store, retrieve, process, mine, and compute health information. Most health information is now stored in an electronic form, such as an electronic medical record (EMR), which is then cultivated and exchanged across health-care facilities into the electronic health record (EHR). Telerehabilitation (TR) sessions include a wealth of vital health information that is necessary for the rehabilitation professional to use to properly treat and manage their client’s care. How are TR sessions stored, accessed, and used within the EMR or EHR? What are the best TR systems to use and what is the best method to use to link the TR session to the EMR or EHR? This chapter will discuss the relationship between the electronic record and TR as well as the most appropriate methods to use when integrating both systems in the provision of rehabilitation therapy.
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