What Does Emergency Responder Electronic Health Record (ER-EHR) Mean?
The Emergency Responder Electronic Health Record (ER-EHR) is a specific electronic form designed for first responders and other emergency care personnel who assist in natural disasters and other widespread disasters such as bio-terrorism attacks in the U.S.
The IT surrounding these records has been developed through the Office of Public Health Emergency Preparedness (OPHEP). ER-EHR provides the standards required to allow emergency personnel, medical examiners, fatality managers and public health practitioners to keep track of information about the treatment, care or other investigation of emergency incident victims.
A key feature of this standard is its interoperability between the systems of the various organizations involved in ER-EHR.
The standard has definition and structure for the exchange of information on local, regional and national scale emergencies and covers on-site, emergency and definitive care.