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An electronic medical record is not just a typed record of the patient encounter, but an extremely useful decision support tool. The data can be entered into the EMR via any of the two general mechanisms: direct entry by the physician using point and click templates or transcription of dictated notes.

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It's good to have all this discussion of EMR and EHR here.Thanks.

TBD within 2 weeks

We still need to describe it more to the public. Even private medical practice needs it.


Hi Denise,

Thanks for this analysis. I would have love to have a comment of you to support this finding.

Like Alok Prasad, I found an interesting web that explains the differences between EHR and EMR and how the market uses them :

However, to add to your work, I looked in the Pubmed medical literature database when these terms were used for the first time (according to pubmed mesh and keywords recordings.

Have a look at my blog to see the results :

Adam Mohammed Selamnia

Alok Prasad

Even though EMR and EHR are often used interchangeably, there is a difference between them. Visit for more details.

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