EMRs (Electronic Medical Record) are a digital version of the paper records or charts in the clinician’s office that can be stored in a database or on a smart card. EMRs typically contain general information such as treatment and medical history about a patient as it is collected by the individual medical practice. These records can be shared across different health care settings. Records are shared through network-connected, enterprise-wide information systems or other information networks and exchanges. EMRs may include a range of data, including demographics, medical history, medication and allergies, immunization status, laboratory test results, radiology images, vital signs, personal statistics like age and weight, and billing information.

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