What’s the Difference between EMRS and EHRs?

Electronic Medical Records (EMRs) are a digital version of the paper charts which contains the medical and treatment history of patients in the medical office. This information is generally limited to use within the practice, and does not allow for in-depth data analysis.

Electronic Health Records (EHRs) include a systematic collection of electronic health information about patients. EHRs typically include electronic medical reports in addition to a wide range of comprehensive data such as demographics, immunization status, laboratory results, radiology images, personal statistics (i.e. age, weight, etc.), medications, and allergies. It is capable of being shared across different health care settings with other providers involved in the patients care such as pharmacies, specialists, and laboratories.

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