Life Insurance and Health Care

Life Insurance and Health Care

The electronic health record (EHR) is the central component of the health IT infrastructure. An EHR or electronic medical record is a person's official, digital health record and is shared among multiple healthcare providers and agencies. Other key elements of the health IT infrastructure are the personal health record (PHR), which is a person's self-maintained health record, and the health information exchange (HIE), a health data clearinghouse or a group of healthcare organizations that enter into an interoperability pact and agree to share data between their various health IT systems.