EMR ‘versus’ EHR

What is the Difference – Know the Difference

By staff reporters

Both an EMR and EHR are digital records of patient health information. An EMR is best understood as a digital version of a patient’s chart. It contains the patient’s medical and treatment history from one practice. Usually, this digital record stays in the doctor’s office and does not get shared. If a patient switches doctors, his or her EMR is unlikely to follow.

By contrast, an EHR contains the patient’s records from multiple doctors and provides a more holistic, long-term view of a patient’s health. It includes their demographics, test results, medical history, history of present illness (HPI), and medications.

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One Response

  1. EHR Parody

    Dr. David E. Marcinko MBA

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