Electronic Medical Record

What Is an Electronic Medical Record (EMR)?

An electronic medical record (EMR) is a digital version of a paper chart that contains all of a patient’s medical history from one practice. An EMR is mostly used by providers for diagnosis and treatment

Benefits of Electronic Medical Records

An EMR is more beneficial than paper records because it allows providers to:

  • Track data over time
  • Identify patients who are due for preventive visits and screenings
  • Monitor how patients measure up to certain parameters, such as visual acuity and Intraocular pressure
  • Improve overall quality of care in a practice
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