EHR and EMR: Is There Really a Difference?

Today, you are probably seeing more and more doctors use electronic database systems and tablets instead of clipboards and file folders. Nationwide, thirty-nine percent of office-based providers have implemented at least a "basic" electronic health record (EHR) system by 2011.[1]  Specifically, Colorado is at 40%, but overall, this percentage is constantly growing (See Figure 1 below). The terms “electronic medical record” (EMR) and “electronic health record” (EHR) are frequently used ... Read more >

EHR Consulting & the ICD-10 Countdown – Are you prepared?

Our firm thrives on making sure all organizations are ready for a new software system or system upgrade, especially healthcare organizations that are subject to the ICD-10 Regulation and new EHR systems. Briefly, the ICD -10 is the 10th revision of the International Statistical Classification of Diseases and Related Health Problems (ICD), a medical classification list by the World Health Organization that codes for diseases, signs and symptoms, abnormal findings, complaints, social ... Read more >