HealthTech July 29, 2021
Both electronic medical records and electronic health records offer value for healthcare organizations, but what sets these technologies apart?
Electronic medical record and electronic health record adoption is on the rise — 93 percent of American hospitals now use EHRs, up from just 73 percent 10 years ago. Legislation is similarly evolving to meet increased digital demand: New regulations likely to take effect in 2022 will allow patients to download their EHRs onto digital devices, and healthcare facilities must now ensure that any electronic record system meets CMS certified technology guidelines or risk downward payment adjustments.
The result? In an evolving compliance and operational landscape, it’s easy for healthcare organizations to conflate EMR and EHR frameworks because both serve the...