Electronic Medical Records (EMRs) are digital versions of the paper charts. They contain information collected by and for the clinicians in an office, clinic, or hospital. Contrary to paper records, EMRs provide physicians with the ability to track data, identify patients for preventive visits and screenings, monitor patients, and improve care quality.
Electronic Health Records (EHRs) are more robust than EMRs as they contain information from all the clinicians involved in a patient’s care. EHRs allow for the exchange of information with a variety of care providers, including specialists, labs, medical clinics, and other providers. And the data within an EHR follows each individual patient no matter their place in the care spectrum wherever and whenever they need care.