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Hot Topic: Electronic Health Record (EHR)

A brief guide to Library and online resources about electronic health records.

Suggested Search Terms

An electronic health record (EHR) is a digital version of a patient’s paper chart. EHRs are real-time, patient-centered records that make information available instantly and securely to authorized users. (

To find materials on this topic in the URI Libraries Search and Article Databases, try the following terms:

  • Electronic Health Record
  • EHR
  • Medical Records Data Processing
  • Medical Informatics
  • Electronic Medical Record
  • EMR
  • Computerized Patient Record
  • Personal Health Record

Articles & Databases

For general articles, start with Academic Search Complete. Nursing and Allied Health students should search CINAHL, using the subject heading Computerized Patient Record. PubMed will have a lot of results for health sciences students. For news, magazine articles, law reviews, and state/federal cases use Nexis Uni.

Internet Resources

EHR Video from the CDC

From the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, this session of Public Health Grand Rounds (July 2011) explores the issues of EHR implementation with particular attention to public and population health while addressing concerns of cost, patient confidentiality, and other challenges. Video length: 1:04:00

Heath IT Buzz - The Latest on Health Information Technology

From the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC), this blog was created to answer questions about the nation’s transition to electronic health records.

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The Latest in EHR Information from MedWorm

MedWorm is a medical RSS feed provider that collects updates from thousands of authoritative data sources. From the data collected, MedWorm provides new outgoing RSS feeds on various medical categories, such as this one on the topic of EHRs. 

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Madge Boldt, 01/2015

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