E-Health is short for electronic health. The term E-Health refers to the use of computers and networks like the Internet to store and manage your medical records, instead of paper files. With E-Health, important information about your health is available when and where it’s needed. E-Health is also sometimes called health information technology.
If you’ve ever changed your doctor, seen a medical specialist, visited a clinic, or checked into a hospital, chances are that you have a separate medical record in each of these places. These records include information about illnesses or injuries you’ve had, medicines you’re taking, and the results of any medical tests you’ve had. Today, your medical records are likely stored in paper files, which are very difficult to look at all together as your complete medical history.
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What is E-Health? (PDF) -- Approved by ONC