An EMR is a digital version of a patient’s paper chart in a single healthcare organization. It contains medical and treatment histories, diagnoses, medications, immunization dates, allergies, and other essential patient information. EMRs are mainly used for diagnosis and treatment within a specific facility.

An EHR (Electronic Health Record), on the other hand, is a more comprehensive digital record that includes information from multiple healthcare organizations. EHRs are designed to be interoperable, allowing health information to be shared securely among different providers involved in a patient’s care. EHRs offer a 360-degree view of a patient’s health history, making them valuable for comprehensive and coordinated healthcare.