What is EMR?
According to the Medical Records Institute, five levels of an Electronic HealthCare Record (EHCR) can be distinguished:
- The Automated Medical Record is a paper-based record with some computer-generated documents.
- The Computerized Medical Record (CMR) makes the documents of level 1 electronically available.
- The Electronic Medical Record (EMR) restructures and optimizes the documents of the previous levels ensuring inter-operability of all documentation systems.
- The Electronic Patient Record (EPR) is a patient-centered record with information from multiple institutions.
- The Electronic Health Record (EHR) adds general health-related information to the EPR that is not necessarily related to a disease.
- Immediate access to patient records at any given location
- Secure storage of referrals, messages, and clinical data
- Accurate and complete claims processing by insurance companies
- Clinical decision support tools at the point of care
- Complete flexibility and customization to support diverse practices and workflows
- Paperless charts
- Integration with all major information systems
- Patient population management
- Facilitation of HIPAA compliance
- Unparalleled implementation experience and user community
- Electronic Prescriptions
- Built in automated checks for drug and allergy interactions
- Sending and viewing lab information