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EMR vs EHR–What is the Difference?


Some people use the terms “electronic medical record” and “electronic health record” (or “EMR” and “EHR”) interchangeably. But here at the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC), you’ll notice we use electronic health record or EHR almost exclusively. While it may seem a little picky at first, the difference between the two terms is actually quite significant.
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Interview with Lucian Leape: Put patient safety at the top of your strategic plan


I interviewed Lucian Leape, MD, one of the leaders of the patient safety movement, on the anniversary of the Institute of Medicine report To Err is Human. Dr. Leape discussed progress made since 1999 as well as obstacles along the way.
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