The terms Electronic Health Record (EHR) and Electronic Medical Record (EMR) are usually used interchangeably these days and I’ve basically decided to stop worrying about it. I used to use EMR but now mainly say EHR. I’ve figured it’s kind of a like the shift from Disease Management to Care Management –takes the edge off by shifting to a more benign –if less descriptive– term.
But I do cringe when EHR is used interchangeably with Personal Health Record (PHR), as I often do.
In any case, Software Advice has an excellent column explaining the difference and documenting the confusion.September 23, 2008