EMR stands for Electronic medical records, which are the digital equivalent of paper records, or charts at a clinician’s office. EMRs typically contain general information such as treatment and medical history about a patient as it is collected by the individual medical practice.

Benefits of EMR Implementation

By implementing EMR, patient data can be tracked over an extended period of time by multiple healthcare providers. It can help identify those who are due for preventive checkups and screenings and monitor how each patient measures up to certain requirements like vaccinations and blood pressure readings. EMRs are designed to help organizations provide efficient and precise care.

Perhaps the most significant difference is that EMR records are universal, meaning that instead of having different charts at different healthcare facilities, a patient will have one electronic chart that can be accessed from any healthcare facility using EMR software.