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Dictionary of Cancer Terms

View in Spanish: Historia clínica electrónica

Electronic medical record (eh-lek-TRAH-nik MEH-dih-kul REH-kurd)
A collection of a patient’s medical information in a digital (electronic) form that can be viewed on a computer and easily shared by people taking care of the patient.

Source: National Cancer Institute Dictionary of Cancer Terms, available at www.cancer.gov/dictionary.