By Kieron Byatt, PaperCut: In the world of healthcare record keeping and documentation, electronic medical records (EMR) and electronic health records (EHR) are two terms that are often used interchangeably.
They look similar. They sound similar. Heck, there’s only one word they don’t have in common. But that one word is crucial.
Electronic medical records (EMRs) are digital versions of the paper charts that doctors use to record patient information, such as medical history, diagnoses, medications, and test results.