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. The EHR encompasses both billing and medical record (EMR) components.
Evidence-Based Practice (EBP)
Clinical interventions, which have documented evidence of their effectiveness generating the desired positive health and wellness effects in the clients.