by Chad Perlmutter
| Updated January 14, 2016 | EMR/EHR
| 3 min read
Have you ever wondered if there is a difference between electronic health records (EHR) and electronic medical records (EMR)? Although they sound very similar,
it can be difficult to determine what the two actually represent. There is a pretty substantial difference between the two- and it’s important to know what the difference is when it comes to your practice’s medical records.
Electronic Medical Records (EMR)
An Electronic Medical Record, or EMR, are the digital copies of a patient’s medical records that their clinician keeps. Keeping track of your medical records digitally makes things easier to track from appointment-to-appointment.
EMR software systems have the capability to keep track of checkups and appointments to make scheduling and documenting each appointment easier.
Using EMRs also help a clinic keep track of your entire medical record file in a way that makes it very easy to access.
Electronic Health Records (EHR)
EHRs do all of the things that EMRs do- and more! Electronic health records contain all of the information that EMRs do, but they have any records from any other medical services you have received.
This set of records is a more complete, and can be accessed by any medical office or hospital. This critical information is very important, especially in the case of an emergency. By having a digital record of past issues, procedures, allergies, and conditions, you help decrease the risk of doctors having to wait for your records, or an issue due to lack of information.
Both of these medical records are very important to you and your doctor, and they serve different purposes in order to help make keeping your medical records as easy and efficient as possible.
Choosing the right EMR or EHR Software is critical for a smooth transition. Accurate medical records scanning and a doctor’s review of each record is also necessary to ensure that the system is capturing all the data once the conversion is complete- and indexing it properly so you can find it easily.
Record Nations specializes in making the transition simple and cost-effective for practices of all sizes. If you’re looking for a quote on Electronic Medical Records Software, please fill out the form to the right, or give us a call at (866) 385-3706.
Within minutes of receiving your request, you will have free quotes from experts in your area that can help you select the system that fits your situation and your office best.
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