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What is Electronic Medical Records (EMR) Software?

May 10, 2022 No Comments

Featured article by Richard Clayton


EMR medical systems are not just electronic media that have replaced paper documents. They effectively provide communication between attending physicians for proper patient care. What is EMR software? We will answer it in the article.

What is EMR software in medicine?

An electronic medical record (EMR) is a digital version of patient’s information. Usually, this information is on paper.  It includes all diseases, vaccination dates, doctor visit times, possible allergies, surgeries, and notes from the attending physician.

The uninterrupted operation of the digital system is possible with the creation of EMR software development. The competent formation of the application will help the clinic with routine tasks and simplify the work with patients.

Electronic medical records are records of data from a single health care facility (dentistry) which are primarily used by a clinic for diagnosis and treatment. All the necessary information about the patient, his analysis, and diagnosis contributes to a more rapid recovery and development of the disease.

What are the advantages of EMR?

Electronic medical records have advantages.

For patients:

– saving time;
– fast work of medical institutions;
– minimum errors;
– confidentiality;
– increased security of personal data;
– a reminder of scheduled examinations or operations;
– improving patient care;
– information about home treatment;
– indication of prescriptions for self-medication;
– links to professional web resources.

Also, the patient will be able to track the progress in recovery, study the lifestyle and observe what helped to improve health.

For clinics:

– saving space, no paper that can get lost;
– increase the time per patient;
– workflow optimization;
– clear interaction with pharmacies, laboratories;
– population health analysis;
– understandable documentation;
– guarantee against the prescription of incompatible medicaments.

The financial moment is also important for the clinic. This digital approach reduces overtime costs and directs the budget to the development of other areas.

Why must clinics use EMR software?

The digital registry of patients’ medical data allows the proper monitoring of the state of medical care in city or country, but also significantly reduces the risk of disputes between patients and doctors.

The clinic decides how to use the EMR software. However, this is not only the purchase of the software itself, but also constant consultations with specialists. It is beneficial for clinics that the mechanism constantly works and does not make mistakes. So the mechanism helps doctors to work more efficiently.

In future health care can be imagined as the seamless mobility of patients from provider to provider, from country to country. This approach involves continuity of first aid and informed decision-making for patient care.

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