EMR and EHR software are used interchangeably. Considering their attributes and contributions to the medical professional, it is important providers know the difference. Continue reading to learn more about EMR and EHR software and what makes them unique.
An Electronic Medical Record (EMR) is clinician paperwork in digitized form. It is used to track patient checkups and historical data. It manages health levels such as vaccinations and blood pressure and generally improves the quality of the practice’s patient care.
The electronic health record system (EHR) is used as a complete solution for tracking a patient’s complete health care. It doesn’t just provide clinical information but a broader of provided care. The system shares data with associated healthcare professionals like labs and specialists.
EHR vs. EMR
At first glance, one might think that EMR options, with their broader set of functionalities, are the better choice. Not necessarily.
Both support the creation and updation of patient records and track medical histories. But EHR features include lab data, imaging results, interoperability, and demographics. The EHR is probably best suited for practices that need to qualify for Medicaid and Medicare, as it aligns with Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 standards.
EMR is a simplified solution. It’s less costly and is for the practitioner who doesn’t need to go beyond basic clinical records. EMRs only keep records that can be printed.
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