|Future of Electronic Medical Record and Electronic Health Record in Asia-Pacific, Forecast to 2023|
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The governments and providers in Asia-Pacific (APAC) are focused on reducing medical expenses while improving population health and well-being. A shortage of medical professionals is seen across multiple specialties in various APAC countries; moreover, clinicians are concentrated in urban areas leading to disproportionate clinician–to-patient ratios in many areas. To address these challenges, APAC has been investing in healthcare digitalization to increase efficiency, reduce expenses, and automate/eliminate redundant processes. As a result, the adoption of IT is spurring a new wave of development across both public and private hospitals in APAC. The most notable of the IT upgrades are the Electronic Medical Record (EMR) and Electronic Health Record (EHR) technologies.
On one hand, an EMR is a legal, digitized record of all encounters an individual has with a particular healthcare provider, supported by one or more of the following applications: clinical data repository (CDR), clinical decision support system (CDSS), controlled medical vocabulary (CMV) and/or computerized physician order entry (CPOE). On the other hand, an EHR is a legal, digital record of all encounters that an individual has with possibly all the healthcare provider organizations within a community, state, or region.
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