EMR vs. PHR
The UH Electronic Medical Record vs. Your UH Personal Health Record
UH Electronic Medical Record
The UH Electronic Medical Record (also called EMR) has all of your University Hospitals health records stored on a computer system. It is an electronic version of a paper chart. The EMR is what your health care team uses to keep track of your health.
Your UH Personal Health Record
The UH Personal Health Record (also called PHR) is not the same as the electronic medical record. It does not have your complete UH health record information. Instead, your PHR has certain health info that is copied from the UH EMR.
Your PHR lets you collect, share and keep track of certain info about your health or the health of someone in your care. You can also store things like your medications, allergies, health problems and lab results in your PHR.
|UH Electronic Medical Record
||UH Personal Health Record
|Contains all of your health records
||Does NOT contain your complete UH health record information
|Used by the health care team
||Used by the patient
|Information is entered by your providers
||Certain information is populated from your EMR and you can add additional information
|Is maintained by the health care team
||Is maintained by you
|Information flows from the EMR into the PHR
||Information added/changed/deleted in the PHR does NOT flow back into the EMR