Electronic Medical Record

By:Guadalupe Arroyo

Electronic Medical Records(EMR) is beneficial because it, "contains the standard medical and clinical data gathered in one provider’s office". This allows the doctor to know more about the history of his or her patient, allowing him or her to know if there's a contribution to why the patient has what they have. EMR has many benefits one including that it is more beneficial than paper records and does not get lost as easily. More benefits are that it allows you to, "
  • Track data over time.
  • Identify patients who are due for preventive visits and screenings.
  • Monitor how patients measure up to certain parameters, such as vaccinations and blood pressure readings.
  • Improve overall quality of care in a practice.