An EMR contains the standard medical and clinical data gathered in one provider’s office. EHRs go beyond the data collected in the provider’s office and include a more comprehensive patient history.For example, EHRs are designed to contain and share information from all providers involved in a patient’s care. EHR data can be created, managed, and consulted by authorized providers and staff from across more than one health care organization.
Unlike EMRs, EHRs also allow a patient’s health record to move with them—to other health care providers, specialists, hospitals, nursing homes, and even across states.
An electronic medical record (EMR) is a digital version of a paper chart that contains all of a patient’s medical history from one practice. An EMR is mostly used by providers for diagnosis and treatment.
Benefits of Electronic Medical Records
An EMR is more beneficial than paper records because it allows providers to:
- Track data over time
- Identify patients who are due for preventive visits and screenings
- Monitor how patients measure up to certain parameters, such as vaccinations and blood pressure readings
- Improve overall quality of care in a practice
The information stored in EMRs is not easily shared with providers outside of a practice. A patient’s record might even have to be printed out and delivered by mail to specialists and other members of the care team.
EMR and Practice Management solutions are designed to help enhance the clinical and financial productivity. EMR modules may be used independently:
EMR solution should be tailored to your unique workflow and preferences, enabling you to practice medicine more effectively in the way you prefer.
Whether you need a fully integrated EMR and Practice Management solution or the ability to share data with existing clinical or financial systems, EMR solution should connect when, where, and how you need it to.
EMR solution should be built with progressive technologies to help you adapt to regulatory changes (ex: integrated Meaningful Use toolkit helps you successfully prepare for attestation.