Provide substantial benefits to doctors, clinics, and health care organizations. With EMR systems, patients can quickly and easily receive electronic copies of their health care information on demand. Should you choose to change your health care provider, the universal detailed medical record will help provide a new understanding of your medical history and your current health status to the new patient health care provider.
An electronic medical record (EMR) is an electronic version of the medical history that a doctor generates during an examination. EMRs allow physicians to track patients' conditions over time and control the quality of the general care of the practice. However, this type of digital record can not leave the doctor's office, so it is not easily shared. If a patient changes doctors, it is unlikely that he will follow him.
One in seven hospitalizations results from missing clinical information. Easy access to a complete patient record allows the doctor to effectively coordinate care and communicate with patients.
Physician access to patient information, such as diagnoses, allergies, lab results, and medications.
Access to new and past test results among providers in multiple care settings.
Computerized decision-support systems to prevent drug interactions and improve compliance with best practices.
Patient access to health records, disease management tools, and health information resources. Computerized administration processes, such as scheduling systems.
Secure electronic communication among providers and patients.