By Amazing Charts, LLC
By Athenahealth, Inc
EMR (electronic medical records), also known as EHR (electronic health records) are here to stay. They’re the obvious digital solution to maintaining patient data over time and from facility to facility. Despite their advantages, reactions to the current EMR technology has been mixed.
While most medical professionals wouldn’t wish to transition back to paper-only records, and agree that EMR helps to improve safety, decrease the potential for medication errors, and help to facilitate collaboration with other clinicians, there are still issues with adoption.
An Electronic Health Record (EHR) is a digital record containing a patient’s medical history, including allergies, health history, medications, and more. An EHR represents a running history of a patient’s care, across various healthcare providers and creates a comprehensive record of the patient’s ...
While the medical records industry is trending away from the distinction between the two, the fact remains that EMR and EHR represent different depictions of a patient’s health and history.