Electronic Medical Record (EMR)

by jessica hawkes

what is EMR?

It is a digital new version way of a paper chart. It contains a more better way on keeping up with patient's medical history from a previews appointment. An EMRis mostly used by providers for diagnosis and treatment.

things to know:

An EMR is more beneficial than paper records because it allows providers 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

The information stored in EMRs is not easily shared with providers outside of a practice. A patient’s record might even have to be printed out and delivered by mail to specialists and other members of the care team