The needs of the many outweigh those of the few. Modern day healthcare is as much a fundamental estate as the air we breathe—duly entitled to the growing multitudes. This causality bears heavily upon technology to deliver solutions, and rise to its unique challenges. The ambit then nestles a special set of options, demanding that these challenges be met, and have state of the art IT married to the exhaustive turf of medical science. The product of that endeavor yielded a means to contain the medical and treatment history of patients into one unified practice—Electronic Medical Records (EMR). EMR’s are to medicine, what digital cameras are to photography. They are tools for capturing the most detailed aspects of patient health and better monitor and improve the overall quality of care within practice.
Taking a step outward, Electronic Health Records (EHR) focus on the total health of patients, to go beyond standard clinical data, and include a broader view on patient’s care. To quote HIMSS Analytics, “EHR represents the ability to easily share medical information among stakeholders and to have a patient’s information follow him or her through the various modalities of care engaged by that individual.”
Together, they form a compass that can help navigate the choppy seas of modern healthcare; and at the helm, are Healthcare Tech Outlook’s 10 Most Promising EMR-EHR Solution Providers 2017, innovating the course to Eden.