Understanding the difference in the term EMR vs. the EHR is important to the success of your technology investment and your practice.
Despite sharing certain characteristics both serve much different purposes. Both an EMR and EHR are electronic (digital) records of patient health information. An EMR is mainly understood as a digital version of a patient’s chart. It helps maintaining 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.
On the other hand, an EHR contains the patient’s records from multiple doctors and provides a more comprehensive, long-term view of a patient’s health. It includes their demographics, test results, medical history, history of present illness (HPI), and medications, care plans and other practice management features.
Our EHR software streamlines patient health records and makes them real-time accessible to healthcare practitioners involved in patient care. We take great care in developing the user experience because EHR is such an essential element of behavioral health and human services organizations.
EHRs can increase the capacity to detect and even prevent medical mistakes, resulting in better patient outcomes. Previously, if a patient relocated, changed physicians, or went to a different medical institution or emergency department, medical records had to be sought from the primary care physician, and it may take days or weeks for the information to be mailed to the new provider.
Healthcare providers report that EHR allows them to deliver better patient care
of physicians say that being able to access records when needed is the biggest benefit of EHR
of EHR users note improved staff efficiency
As a result of the communication slowdowns, patients were more likely to be forced to have costly tests repeated or to be misdiagnosed due to a lack of information for the physician. A patient may be able to communicate their medical history and symptoms, but they may not always be able to articulate what a valuable physician has examined or checked. This is why the implementation of electronic health records (EHR) has been a critical step in enhancing the healthcare experience and providing more patients with access to informed medical treatment.
EHR software allows healthcare institutions to communicate health information electronically, allowing them to deliver better treatment to patients with impairments. Our proprietary EHR software solutions simplify patient health records and make them available in real time to healthcare practitioners involved in patient care. Because EHR is such an important aspect of behavioral health and human services businesses, we take great effort in developing the user experience.
EHR software streamlines the process of capturing, tracking and managing patient data, severely limiting the use of paper records and successfully reducing staff workload.
EHRs provide the ability to exchange complete health information about a patient with healthcare providers and organizations in real time, leading to a higher quality of care
Through its EHR incentive programs, the government provides financial incentives to healthcare organizations for the adoption of meaningful use of EHR technology.
Healthcare organizations for behavioural health & human services can run way more efficiently with EHR software solution.