EMR is an acronym for Electronic Medical Records. This refers to a paperless, digital and computerized system of maintaining patient data, designed to increase the efficiency and reduce documentation errors by streamlining the process.
The terms EMR (Electronic Medical Record); is also known as EHR (Electronic Health Record) or EPR (Electronic Patient Record). EMR is defined as the patient record created in hospitals and ambulatory environments. EMR is generated and maintained within an institution, such as a hospital, clinic, or physician office.
PHR is Patient Health Record or Personal Health Record; is a health record where health data and information related to the care of a patient is maintained by the patient. eHealthopinion provides PHR to any person worldwide free.
1. Patient Charting
Patient visit information such as vitals, complaints, history and present illness, review of systems, physical exam etc.
2. Order Communication Systems
This function communicates with external systems such as Laboratories, Pharmacies, Imaging Centers and Hospitals via HL7 interfaces.
3. Clinical Decision-Making Support Systems
Helps physicians in their decision-making by providing recommendations, reminders and alerts.
4. Document/Image Management
Manage the flow of paper coming into their office like patient intake forms, referring physician letters, faxes, lab reports, etc.
5. Patient Portal
This function enables patients to access their health record.
6. Statistics and Reporting
This function allows providers to create reports.