When did electronic medical records start?

Answer The first use of electronic medical records was in 1967, when both the University of Vermont and Utah's Latter Day Saints Hospital launched EMR systems that had been in development throughout the d... Read More »

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When Were Electronic Medical Records Created?

Electronic medical records (EMRs) were developed throughout the mid-to-late 1960s and launched in 1967; this was the year that the University of Vermont's PROMIS project and Latter Day Saints Hospi... Read More »

Electronic Medical Records Laws?

The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) provides federal protection for privacy of personal health-related information. The HIPAA program falls under the U.S. Department of ... Read More »

How Do Facilities Use Electronic Medical Records?

Data from the Mayo Clinic, South Shore Medical Center and Partners in Health show that facilities use electronic medical records EMRs to track patients for follow-ups, analyze patient data for rese... Read More »

Why are electronic medical records important?

Electronic medical records, or EMRs, consist of patient medical information stored as electronic files on computers. EMR acceptance continues to grow due to the increased importance and benefits of... Read More »