Healthcare IT: An Overview of Ambulatory Workflow

Before exploring the processes surrounding normal workflows in a physician’s office, it is important to have a fundamental understanding of the technical terminology within an ambulatory medical practice. Two key technologies are Electronic Medical Record (EMR) and Electronic Healthcare Record (EHR). Though they are often used interchangeably, the terms describe different characteristics and capabilities. This overview spells out the differences between the two terms to set the stage for a successful entry into the healthcare IT market. 

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