An EMR, or electronic medical record, is a health record that is kept in digital form for ease of storage and transmission. Thanks to digitized health care in the form of an EMR, it is now possible for health facilities and physicians to have quicker and more convenient access to a wealth of information and transmit that information digitally.
The EMR offers many advantages including being able to outline in an easy to understand and access form a wealth of patient information. An EMR patient profile contains key information such as family medical history, existing medical conditions, medical history, list of current and past medications, list of surgeries, information regarding surgeries and food and medicine allergies as well as insurance information, contact information and the name of the primary care physician. All of the aforementioned information and more is available via the patient profile.