EMR And EHR – What Is The Difference [INFOGRAPHIC]

Well-designed EHRs and EMRs are the backbone of the healthcare system. Though both the terms are used interchangeably and have some common features, they are different concepts. Both are essential to meet the nation’s goals of improving patient safety, and the quality and efficiency of patient care, and to reduce healthcare delivery costs. While EHR is an appropriate choice to share important information with other healthcare stakeholders, EMR would be the best option for a speciality practice to provide personalized healthcare for each patient’s needs. Physicians can rely on medical transcription service companies to ensure accurate and timely documentation in these systems. Understanding the differences between these two types of medical software is important for healthcare providers to know which application to choose and how it will affect their organization.

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Julie Clements

About Julie Clements

Joined the MOS team in March of 2008. Julie Clements has background in the healthcare staffing arena; as well as 6 years as Director of Sales and Marketing at a 4 star resort. Julie was instrumental in the creation of the medical record review division (and new web site); and has especially grown this division along with data conversion of all kinds.