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"Electronic Medical Records vs. Electronic Health Records" - What is the Difference?

Posted by Healthcare Specialist

EMRs and EHRs share a lot of functionality and capabilities; many people believe they're synonymous. Both contain some version of a paperless chart that collects, tracks, and manages patient information such as demographics, diagnoses and treatment histories, and health benchmarks, and both include features to increase efficiencies and improve quality of care. But there are major differences, too. 
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What are Electronic Health Records (EHR)?

Posted by Healthcare Specialist

According to HealthIT.gov:

An electronic health record is "a real-time, patient-centered records that makes information available instantly and securely to authorized users...an EHR system is built to go beyond standard clinical data collected in a provider’s office and can be inclusive of a broader view of a patient’s care."

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What are Electronic Medical Records (EMR)?

Posted by Healthcare Specialist

According to The National Alliance for Health Information Technology (NAHIT):

An electronic Medical Record (EMR) is defined as "an electronic record of health-related information on an individual that can be created, gathered, managed, and consulted by authorized clinicians and staff within one health care organization." 

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