FAQs About EHR Basics
What are electronic health records (EHRs)?
Electronic health records (EHRs) are records stored on a computer that your healthcare provider uses to record your health status and history. The records may contain a range of information, including your demographic details, diagnoses, treatments, medications, vaccinations, and laboratory test results.
Why are EHRs so important?
EHRs provide a way for your healthcare providers to track the care you've received over time. EHRs store your health status and medical history in a secure electronic format, making it easier for your whole healthcare team to access the same information. Ideally, this results in more coordinated care, helping to improve your treatment and overall health.
Why are you asking for my EHRs?
Your EHRs contain important information about your health status and medical history, in particular your MS diagnosis, treatment, and overall experience. This information can be very helpful to researchers, especially when combined with the other data you provide as an iConquerMS member.
How do I upload my EHRs to iConquerMS?
On the iConquerMS member dashboard, there is a section with step-by-step instructions for uploading and managing EHRs. You can upload multiple files, and you can also update or delete them later if you wish. Even if you don’t have access to your full medical record, you can upload the records that you do have. There is no limit to the number of files you can upload to iConquerMS.
It’s a good idea to review your files before uploading them, in case there is information you would prefer not to share, or in case the EHR contains mistakes that need to be corrected.