What is a Virtual Health Record (VHR)?
A Virtual Health Record (VHR) is an ideal option for health care providers that are not integrated with their EMR but still want to access their patients’ health records in SHARE. The VHR also allows you to have access to historical clinical data and updated demographics on your patients.
Although you will not be able to push your patient’s health records into SHARE, you can still use VHR to view your patients’ virtual health records and get a more complete picture of their health from participating providers involved in your patients’ care.
The VHR displays information as a traditional clinical chart, with tabs to separate patient information into groups for easy chart review. It retrieves and shows all available data for a selected patient gathered from all participants within SHARE to enable a single, consolidated view of a patient’s health history.
Using the VHR option, providers will have an up-to-the-minute view of a patient’s health history at the point of care. This puts the power of information and collaboration in the hands of the clinician—enabling more accurate diagnoses, faster and more effective treatment, and better outcomes for the patient.
What Data Can be Viewed Through a VHR?
- Admission, Discharge, and Transfer reports
- Allergies, Problems, Medications
- Demographics and Insurance information
- Laboratory results
- Radiology reports, image links
- Discharge Summaries
- Continuity of Care Documents
- Progress Notes
Below is an example of what a VHR looks like. SHARE offers training materials to registered SHARE users.