Gartner Research

Electronic Health Records: Essential IT Functions and Supporting Infrastructure

Published: 04 January 2007

ID: G00145016

Analyst(s): Jonathan Edwards


In October 2005, Gartner first defined EHRs, which are similar to regional health information organizations in the United States. The present document describes the essential IT functions and IT infrastructure of an EHR. A companion report describes add-on IT functions.

Table Of Contents
  • Context
  • Analysis
    • Essential EHR Functions
    • Supporting Infrastructure
  • Key Facts

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