An electronic medical record (EMR) is a digital version of a paper chart that contains all of a patient’s medical history from one practice. An EMR is mostly used by providers for diagnosis and treatment that means a complete paperless solution with patient information at your fingertips.
An EMR is more beneficial than paper records for both providers as well as patients because it allows:
Improved health care quality and convenience for providers by quick access to track the patient records from inpatient and remote locations for more coordinated and efficient care saving time and effort. Additionally, eliminates need for most transcription activity and dramatically reduces the need for paper storage facilities.
Helps identify patients who are due for preventive visits and screenings with quality decision support, clinical alerts, reminders, and medical information. The information stored in EMR eliminates illegible handwriting, reduces data entry errors, and is complete, which facilitates accurate coding and billing, and is not easily shared with the providers outside of a practice.
To monitor how patients measure up to certain parameters, such as vaccinations and blood pressure readings. It is safer and more reliable for prescribing improving overall quality of care in a practice.
Role-based security allows only authorized individuals access to medical records. Access logging and auditing provides a history of who accessed and who modified any record.
Improved quality health care and is made convenient for patients by reducing the need to fill out the same forms at each encounter with reliable point-of-care information and reminders notifying the providers of important health interventions.
Ease of sending e-prescriptions electronically to the pharmacy and electronic referrals with easier access for follow-up care with the specialists. Patient portal provides the patients 24-hour access to their personal health information through Internet with a secure username and password.