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What is an Electronic Medical Record (EMR)?

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Electronic medical record (EMRs) systems are digital patient chart repositories. As with electronic health records, the goal is to improve the quality of patient care, but these systems should also optimize your performance and efficiencies. TempDev streamlines EMR workflows with optimization, training, and support for EMR features and functionality.  

An electronic medical record (EMR) is typically associated with an electronic patient chart with less interoperability than an EHR. However, the terms EHR and EMR are often used interchangeably even though there is a difference. An EMR allows you to chart your patients' medical history and treatment and they also enable improved patient medical billing and coding. You can monitor your patients, track clinical data, and improve your patients' experiences.

What Are the Benefits of Electronic Medical Records (EMRs)? 

With electronic medical records (EMRs), you can more easily share information between the providers in the patient's care team. Doctors, patients, and staff can access the most current information to enable quality treatment and prevent overtreatment. With easy accessibility, you can preserve your patients' vital details and historical data to comply with regulations. Top benefits include: 

  • Improvement of clinical decision making
  • More reliable and accurate patient records and details
  • Trusted treatment plans, more accessible treatment notes, and educational materials
  • Saved time, money, and resources for your practice, with less confusion

With EMRs, you can reduce errors, better diagnose patients, and support higher patient satisfaction. In addition, you're supporting better communication as you promote complete and accurate documentation. EMRs have a narrow focus, incorporating the data from just your organization, including medications, allergies, immunizations, and medical history.  

How TempDev Can Help You Implement Your EMR

TempDev's team of NextGen consultants, developers, and trainers support your needs whether you're looking to implement, switch, or even upgrade your current EMR system. From dashboards and revenue cycle consulting to automation and workflow redesign, TempDev offers the tools you need to make the most of your NextGen EMR system, with top tips and tricks that will ensure your success now and in the future.

TempDev can help you redesign your EMR workflow by helping you find the inefficiencies in your organization. Then, we offer suggestions for improving your patient flow to achieve better outcomes.  With TempDev's NextGen dashboards, templates, and reports, you can better support your patients' needs. Our team is here to help you design, organize, and implement the whole system. We offer the tips that you need for your practice, so we achieve best practices. With hands-on training, you and your team are ready to handle all your electronic health record systems. 

Contact us here or by calling us at 888.TEMP.DEV to get the help you need to implement your EHR system.   

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