Glossary of Terms

Electronic Health Record (EHR)
A systematic collection of health information about patients/populations that can be shared electonically across different health care settings. The EHR has incentive programs that reward eligible professionals, eligible hospitals, and critical access hospitals if they adopt, upgrade or demonstrate meaningful use of certified EHR technology. Also known as Electronic Medical Record (EMR).
Evidence-Based Practice (EBP)
Clinical interventions, which have demonstrated positive outcomes in several research studies, to assist individuals in achieving their desired goals of health and wellness.