Electronic medical records (EMR) serves a niche market. This software caters specifically to health care professionals working in clinics, private practices, and hospitals. EMR software came about to increase overall patient care and communication between health care staff and departments.
electronic patient record
history into one accessible, electronic file. This patient record format is referred to as “electronic medical record,” or an EMR. Using a database, rules engine, and knowledge base, an EMR captures and stores a patient's complete medical history, family history, and list of medications and allergies in one easily accessible, centralized location. The information is then submitted to a workstation, laptop computer, tablet personal computer (PC), personal digital assistant (PDA), or voice recognition