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EHR Association Definitional Model andApplication Process

Updated November 2017

Prepared by the EHR Association (EHRA) Membership Committee with support and approval by the EHRA Executive Committee.

Background
The Electronic Health Record Association (EHRA) was established in 2004 in response to increasing government and industry interest in EHRs as a foundational component in the transformation of healthcare delivery in the US.  The Association is dedicated to ensuring equal, fair, and consistent criteria for membership as reflected in this application.


Electronic Health Record Definition
An electronic health record (EHR) is a longitudinal electronic record of patient health information produced by encounters in one or more care settings anywhere along the continuum of care; including patient demographics, progress notes, problems, medications, vital signs, past medical history, immunizations, laboratory data, and radiology reports with the ability to independently generate a complete record of a clinical patient encounter and sufficient data granularity to support clinical decision support, quality management, clinical reporting, interoperability, population health management, and data analytics, aligned with but not limited by regulatory programs.


Membership Guidelines
Organizations wishing to become a member of the EHRA will be required to meet the following requirements:

  • The applicant company must be a HIMSS Corporate Member in good standing with HIMSS.
  • The applicant company must design, develop and market its own proprietary electronic health record (EHR) software.
  • The EHR must have the ability to independently generate a complete record of a clinical patient encounter and possess sufficient data granularity to support clinical decision support, quality management, clinical reporting, and interoperability.
  • The applicant company must be an EHR vendor that is a legally formed company in good standing.
  • The applicant company must be an EHR vendor that develops their EHR software application and makes it commercially available in the US.
  • The applicant company must be an EHR vendor that has, at a minimum, five (5) EHR customer installations in commercial use in the US.      


Membership Qualification Process
Please complete electronically the following information to apply for membership in the EHRA.  Actual membership in the Association is subject to approval of the EHRA Membership Committee. The Membership Committee may request additional information during the application vetting process.


If accepted into the Association, the applicant company and its representatives agree to the following as a condition of continued membership:

  • Attend at least 66% of regularly scheduled general membership conference calls;
  • Participate on at least one Workgroup (as described here within)
  • Pay in-full any membership assessment approved by the full membership

 

HIMSS Corporate Membership Application for EHRA Membership
Please complete all of the information requested in the application form.

*Is your company a Corporate Member in good standing with HIMSS?
To be considered for EHRA membership, companies - not individuals - must be a Corporate Member in good standing with HIMSS.