Electronic medical records (EMR) offer healthcare providers the ability to document patient care within their practices in a digital form, thus eliminating the need to for bulky and space consuming paper charts.
Physicians and other medical providers can reclaim valuable office space by digitizing patient charts using electronic medical record (EMR) software. While EMR platforms do not allow physicians to share a patient’s healthcare history with other professionals like electronic health records software do, EMRs streamline many patient and practice management functions.
Some of the benefits of electronic medical records include:
• Facilitates tracking patient progress across time
• Provides alerts for follow up appointments and lab tests
• Creates reports that streamline audit preparation
• Improves internal quality assurance and improvement initiatives.
By eliminating the need for chart rooms, as well as by streamlining administrative tasks, EMR software saves healthcare practices both time and money.