EMR Vs. EHR

Electronic Medical Record (EMR) and Electronic Health Record (EHR) are two terms that some people use interchangeably. However there is a significant difference between the two terms. EMR came first and was used mostly by clinicians for medical diagnosis and treatments. SKYNET EHR goes much further and covers the overall condition of someones health.

Electronic Medical Records contain a patients medical and treatment history within one practice. They are the digital version of a clinician’s paper chart and allow data to be tracked over time. EMR’s can identify which patients are due for checkups and help monitor the overall quality of care within a practice.

The main problem with EMR’s is that if one facility wanted to transfer information to another facility then a patients record might have to be printed out and delivered. EMR information doesn’t travel easily and they are not much better than a paper record.

Electronic Health Records (EHRs) are able to do everything an EMR can and more. Patient health is the primary focus of SKYNET EHRs. They are able to provide a much broader view on a patients care while having the ability to share information with other facilities. This information can be moved anywhere across the country from patient to specialist, the hospital, etc.

SKYNET EHR’s were designed for “meaningful use” by allowing access to all people who are involved in a patients care. This makes the biggest difference when compared to EMR’s. When information is shared securely, it allows health care to become a team effort. All members of the team are able to have access to the patients latest information.

Skynet EHR focuses on patient safety by producing the best Electronic Health Record System (EHR) on the market.