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Table 1 Types of patient medical histories available to physicians via the EHR

From: The impact of EHR and HIE on reducing avoidable admissions: controlling main differential diagnoses

Specificsa Type of medical history
Previous encounters and hospitalizations Encounters
Information regarding the patient's previous diagnoses Diagnoses
A list of the permanent medications taken by the patient Medications
Previous lab tests including blood tests, pathology history Labs
A list of the patient's known allergies Allergy Problems
The patient's medical record, generated by family physicians Community Clinics
Information regarding the demography of the patient Demography Details
A list of previous surgeries Surgical History
  1. Note. a Data are fully available for HMO patients, while for non-HMO patients the information was limited to the specific hospital where they were seen last.