Healthcare IT Today: EMR / EHR

An electronic medical record (EMR) represents a digital version of paper charts in hospitals, clinics, physician offices, etc. EMR systems provide substantial benefits to clinic practices, health care organizations, physicians, healthcare delivery organizations, care providers, etc. EMR software plays a critical role physician’s offices, hospitals, clinics, etc by facilitating the clinical workflow and improving the quality of patient care & safety. However, there are certain barriers to the adoption of EMR in healthcare settings including high capital costs & low ROI, failure to redesign clinical processes, lack of skilled resources, etc.

An electronic health record (EHR) involves a broader view of a patient’s care beyond standard clinical data collected in a provider’s office. Adoption of EHR technology within healthcare settings has many advantages such as improved diagnostics & cost savings, increase in patient participation, improved patient care, enhanced care coordination, etc.

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