HDIRS Glossary

HDIRS Glossary

HDIRS Common Terms and Abbreviations

Following is a listing of specific terms that may be useful for HDIRS members, clients, vendors, employees, and stakeholders. Please contact us if you have suggestions for new glossary items.

eHealth Ontario (Now Ontario Health)

eHealth Ontario (now Ontario Health) is the organization enabling physicians and healthcare providers establish and maintain electronic health records (EHRs) for all of Ontario’s residents. Ontario Health is an agency of the provincial government.

Electronic Health Records (EHR)

A collection of digital health records from a variety of health service provider sources to show a comprehensive view of a patient’s health status.

Electronic Medical Records (EMR)

Electronic medical record file system within a specific institution or physician office.