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electronic medical record (EMR)

What is an electronic medical record (EMR)?

An electronic medical record (EMR) is a digital version of the traditional paper-based medical record for an individual. The EMR represents a medical record within a single facility, such as a doctor's office or a clinic. 

There are a number of different types of digitized health records that contain most of the same types of information. A personal health record (PHR), for example, is health-related documentation maintained by the individual to which it pertains. An electronic health record (EHR) is an official health record for an individual that is shared among multiple facilities and agencies. There are government incentives in many countries to standardize EHRs and ensure that every citizen has one.

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This was last updated in December 2011

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The EMR by _____ is cumbersome, time consuming, erratic, and just plain weird. This entire EMR system is an attempt by business to forge an unhappy marriage between physicians and business. It's not a system for clinicians by medical doctors. It is the hubris of MBA types who think they know what's best for medicine and .....prosecuting wars, solving environmental problems, educating children, and on and on. They know that they NO best! I am quite sure that I will never see the incentives although we have been pursuing that goal happily in addition to many other tasks foisted upon us--until I began to see differences between success undertakings and this EMR business. There are many more monthly charges added on suddenly to achieve incentives. In addition, applying for incentives seems to have triggered full scale audits from either Medicaid or Medicare.
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I've been really liking the <a href="http://www.practicestudio.net">electronic health record software</a> for about as long as I've known about it but only this specific one, not any of the others. If you are looking for a great experience this is surely somethin' to try.
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