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What is an Electronic Health Record?


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<a>DigiDMS</a> is an integrated Medical Information Management Company, which offers Electronic Health Records (EHR), Medical Billing, and Transcription Services. Our EHR includes integrated Appointment Scheduling, Billing Modules, Electronic Medical Records, Online Prescriptions and accessibility of information anywhere, anytime. Our services have evolved to a level where we can be deemed a Virtual Secretary targeted for hospitals, clinics, and independent doctors.

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What is an Electronic Health Record?

  1. 1. What is an Electronic Health Record (or EHR)? Electronic Health Record Defined An electronic health record (EHR) is a digital version of a patient’s paper chart. EHRs are real-time, patient-centred records that make information available instantly and securely to authorized users. While an EHR does contain the medical and treatment histories of patients, an EHR system is built to go beyond standard clinical data collected in a provider’s office and can be inclusive of a broader view of a patient’s care. Moreover, EHR has some powerful features like interoperability as well as inclusion of evidence based tools that providers can use to make decisions about a patient’s care. Replacing the Paper Record Today’s Medical Records Management software is based on the traditional paper-based medical record that’s been used for hundreds of years. Because every Healthcare provider keeps a separate paper medical record for each patient, there is no ability to integrate information between the various providers treating a patient. Computerizing Medical Records The goal of the Electronic Health Record is to replace the paper with an electronic record while maintaining all of the elements of the traditional paper-based method, including all of the information about a patient’s care throughout the lifetime of that patient. When data is integrated, as it is using an EHR system, patient care improves, risks are greatly reduced, HIPAA compliance is ensured, and you are able to reduce your expenses and increase your revenues – without working longer hours. Choosing an EHR Solution for YOUR Practice With the dizzying array of choices available, finding the right Electronic Health Records solution for your practice can be a challenge. At DigiDMS, our EHR solution was created by physicians who understand your world and the challenges you face in your daily practice. Our EHR software is an affordable, integrated solution designed exclusively for your ambulatory care medical practice.