Are EHR and EMR the Same Thing?Are EHR and EMR the Same Thing?

Are EHR and EMR the same thing? Sometimes the terms Electronic Medical Record (EMR) and Electronic Health Record (EHR) are used interchangeably. These are very different technologies. It’s important to know the difference.  What is an EMR? An Electronic Medical Record (EMR) is the digital version of a paper chart used in medical practices, unique to the ...
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Public Health 3.0 Framework and EHRs to Support itPublic Health 3.0 Framework and EHRs to Support it

Public Health has been evolving for centuries to the Public Health 3.0 framework. There are 5 pillars of this modern system that must work together for it to be successful. Technology plays a large part. Many Electronic Health Record (EHR) systems do not support Public Health 3.0 needs. However, EHRs are evolving and some EHR ...
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Pediatric Mental Health: Fund Integration with Primary CarePediatric Mental Health: Fund Integration with Primary Care

The COVID 19 pandemic has taken tolls on many people’s mental health, but pediatric mental health has been especially affected. There has been a rising call for policy makers to fund behavioral health integration in children’s primary care clinics. As healthcare providers, you can help with these initiatives by being informed of policy developments and ...
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EHR Apps Study Spells the Future of HealthcareEHR Apps Study Spells the Future of Healthcare

EHR apps are not new yet since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, the number of apps integrating with Electronic Health Record systems (EHRs) has increased significantly. A study on apps integrating with EHRs was conducted from December 2019 to December 2020 by the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC). The ...
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Opioid Abuse Prevention in Chronic Pain PatientsOpioid Abuse Prevention in Chronic Pain Patients

Opioid abuse prevention in patients with chronic pain has been an issue for many years. Some effective strategies have been found to lower the risk of patients over-using opioids during pain management, however. We’ve outlined some of the most effective strategies to help you prevent substance abuse of opioids by your own chronic pain patients.  1. ...
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Behavioral Health Trends for 2022Behavioral Health Trends for 2022

Mental health has been taken more seriously by the public in the last decade or so. Behavioral health trends for 2022 center around increased interest in improving psychological well-being. Clients want whole-person care and care models and access to services that work best for them. We’ve outlined what those are for you. Public Awareness about Mental ...
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