Healthcare Global - September 2014

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Electronic medical record (EMR) systems enable hospitals to store and retrieve detailed patient information to be used by healthcare providers across care settings. Embedded clinical decision support and other tools have the potential to help clinicians provide safer, more effective care than by relying on memory and paper-based 8

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systems. EMRs allow clinicians to track data over time, easily identify which patients are due for preventive screenings or checkups, check how patients are doing on certain parameters and monitor and improve the overall quality of care within a practice. As the percentage of providers

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