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      Electronic medical records (EMRs) have changed the healthcare landscape. Through gradually growing use and increased incentives, they’ve forever shifted how patients and healthcare providers interact—in both positive and negative ways. Despite this, many have a number of questions concerning what it is they do, and why they’ve become necessary.

      What is EMR?

      The Electronic Medical Record (EMR) is, in its essence, the electronic version of a patient’s medical record. They contain information related to the patient's medical history, diagnoses and treatments for a particular provider. They can come in numerous forms, ranging from a scanned copy of a paper record to a multi-field, multi-drop down, dynamic form. 

      However, for a large portion of the medical community, "EMR" also refers to the various software that healthcare providers rely on to provide service to patients.

      Benefits

      • Track patient data over time

      • Easy notifications for practices to know when patients are due for screenings, checkups, etc.

      • Observe status of practice over time

      What are the benefits of EMR software for a medical practice?

      There are many benefits, but the most noticeable include:

      • Allowing for e-prescribing

      • Eliminating the risk of misinterpretation due to illegible handwriting (something a large portion of physicians are known for)

      • Automatically scans for drug interactions

      • Helps with the referral process across clinics and forms of care

      • HIPAA compliant, preventing fines and errors

      In addition, the usage of EMR software makes the transfer of patient data to other branches of healthcare that may be involved a patient’s care a much more simplified, streamlined process.

      What are the benefits of EMR software for patients?

      Effective software allows for the easy sharing of relevant patient data, as well as providing access for patients outside of office hours through Patient Portals. With multiple layers of security, patients can feel secure in accessing their health information when needed.

      Who uses EMR software?

      Nearly every healthcare provider. From private practices to medical groups to hospitals, EMR software has been implemented almost all the way across the board.

      What qualities make an EMR software a good one?

      You can take a more in-depth look at what makes an EMR an efficient one, but in shorthand, a well-developed EMR should improve the quality of patient care, effectiveness of administrative processes, and overall performance of a practice.

      Are EMRs run by artificial intelligence?

      No. EMR software is supported by their specific vendors. The technology simply provides real-time decision support for providers, by making relevant, accurate information readily available so they can make the most accurate diagnosis and treatment plan possible.

      What is the future of EMR?

      Like so many other young industries, EMR and other related software are still evolving. Data sharing, full integration with other healthcare IT innovations, increased reliance on collaborative care, mobile app development—all things are possibilities for the future.

      If you're looking for more information on how our Electronic Medical and Health Records systems can help your practice schedule your EMR software demo with us. We'll reach out after you briefly provide some required information. 

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