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Background on eRecord

eRecord is the name of the integrated Health record (EHR) introduced at Strong Memorial and Highland Hospitals in 2011. The system integrates the hospitals’ inpatient areas, ambulatory, emergency departments, and outpatient oncology areas. 

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The project’s keystone is a single, shared acute care EHR that brings all patient information together in one location including lab results and images; ED, consult and inpatient progress notes; medication lists; and discharge summary and instructions. This project is dramatically changing and improving the way we work at both hospitals by standardizing our workflows, and boosting our efficiency by eliminating redundancies in testing, data gathering, and transcribing.

All physician and nursing documentation, order entry/results reporting, pharmacy, and medication administration (with Bar Code administration) are done electronically in the new eRecord system. Access to radiology images also is available from within the patient’s electronic chart (no additional login needed).

There are two types of patient access: full access (eRecord ) for those Community Providers who write orders, prescriptions, or contribute to the inpatient chart in other ways. A view-only version of eRecord, called ePartner, provides full access to the patient chart (i.e., lab results, discharge notes, etc.), but will not allow contributions to the chart in any way. The Regional Liaison will work with each practice to understand what best suits how you and your staff interact with UR Medicine hospitals, and then match your needs with different models developed to ensure that patients’ information is protected and secure.