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electronic medical record

DEFINITION: An electronic medical record is a record of patient health maintained by the patient’s physician as a record of that physician’s care of the patient. This record is often confused with an electronic health record, which is a more comprehensive, long-term aggregate of a patient’s health information and may be a record of a variety of providers and types of medical care.

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June 20, 2011 – Q: What’s the difference between an electronic medical record and an electronic health record? A: Because electronic health records… Read more