Electronic Medical Record (EMR)

Electronic Medical Record (EMR) / Dossiers médicaux électroniques (DME)

An electronic medical record (EMR) is an office-based system that enables a health care professional, such as a family doctor, to record the information gathered during a patient's visit. This information might include a person's weight, blood pressure and clinical information, and would previously have been hand-written and stored in a file folder in a doctor's office. Eventually the EMR will also allow the doctor to access information about a patient's complete health record, including information from other health care providers that is stored in the EHR.

(Canada Health Infoway, 2017) 

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