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 >