Electronic medical record (EMR) systems, defined as “an electronic record of health-related information on an individual that can be created, gathered, managed, and consulted by authorized clinicians and staff within one health care organization,” have the potential to provide substantial benefits to physicians, clinic practices, and health care organizations. These systems can facilitate workflow and improve the quality of patient care and patient safety.
EMR (electronic medical records) is now a huge part of the medical world. They are digital records created by healthcare providers that hold a patients’ medical history, previous diagnosis, medications prescribed, and any other medical information that warrants recording. They are now used in a large number of healthcare clinics, hospitals, and dentists – they are certainly overtaking the paper record system!