An EMR is an electronic medical record; they are digital version of the paper charts in a clinician’s office. The EMR includes medical and treatment history of the patient in each practice. EMRs allow clinicians to; track data over time, identify which patients are due for preventative screening and checkups, monitor and improve overall quality of care within each practice and review patient’s parameters.

An EHR does all of the above and more including; focusing on the patient’s total health by sharing information and collecting information from other health care providers such as labs and specialists.