EHR vs. EMR usage
Traditionally, the terms EHR and EMR have been used interchangeably, even though they technically describe two different products. “EHR” has become more widely used over time, as CMS (Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services) have focused on electronic health records for achieving Meaningful Use.
A practice using a fully functional EHR, like MicroMD EHR, will notice that in addition to housing patient health information, an EHR will also
- Increase patient compliance
- Streamline practice workflow
- Increase practice efficiency
- Increase quality of care
- Streamline coordination of care