EMR, or Electronic Medical Records, is a system used to electronically manage patient and physician data in order to streamline health care records management. To date, medical records systems have largely been paper-based; they are very time- and labor-intensive, prone to error, and require large amounts of storage space. EMR systems are software-based solutions that seek to dramatically improve the entry and management of health care data.
EMR is sometimes also referred to as EHR, or Electronic Health Records.
Allscripts is a leading provider of EMR solutions to the healthcare industry. They offer software solutions for small to medium and large physician practices, as well as for hospital and management service organizations.
EHR systems offer rich features including patient record management, physician's desktop views of patient and lab activities, billing and medical coding modules, and even electronic prescription writing.
Reduced costs - Allscripts EHR systems reduce costs associated with creating, maintaining, pulling, and transcribing paper medical records.
Reduced errors - Using a computerized system significantly reduces errors reading illegible handwriting, including prescriptions.