Electronic Medical Records Software Procurement in the US
This report is intended to assist buyers of electronic medical records (EMR) and electronic health records (EHR) software. EMR software typically refers to a software platform that manages digital records of patients' medical history within a single organization or practice. EHR software, on the other hand, is an aggregate of patient records created and used by multiple organizations, such as physicians, hospitals and nursing homes. EHR software is designed to provide healthcare providers with an easy way to access, manage and share patient records to better coordinate patient care. While the two products are different, their purchasing processes are almost identical. Therefore, for the purpose of this report, EMR software will refer to both EMR and EHR software.