What is an EHR used for?

Health records are used by your healthcare team to track your health status and medical history. Your healthcare team may include your primary care doctor, specialists, insurers, pharmacists, and lab technicians — all of whom have been responsible for different parts of your healthcare. EHRs utilize computer technology to store this important data in a secure format. Ideally, EHR data can easily be shared among your healthcare team to help ensure high-quality care.