EMR versus EHR

What a difference a single letter makes

Over the past few years medicine has witnessed Healthcare IT companies re-label their Electronic Medical Records (EMR) as Electronic Health Records (EHR), and then market them to practicing physicians as ‘new and improved’.

Countless EMR companies have followed suit, and now it seems just about everyone is calling their EMR product an EHR, with the ‘H’ for Health implying something bigger and better than the original Electronic Medical Record.

At first glance the letter change makes sense. The argument follows…..

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