Short List of EMR Benefits

In my business plan I made a short list of benefits that can come from implementing an EMR.

• Avoid Medical Mistakes – there have been 44,000-98,000 deaths due to medical errors
• Reduce Costs – An EMR significantly reduces and often eliminates transcription and medical records costs
• Increases Revenue – Complete and proper documentation with an EMR can allow doctors to charge insurance companies a higher rate while avoiding liability
• Precise Medical Record – An EMR makes a record more legible, accessible and consistent
• Meet Standards – An EMR is required for some accreditation standards and helps meet legal and regulatory requirements
• Improve Efficiency – Being able to share and access patient data quickly from any location improves the clinical workflow and efficiency

I thought this was a pretty succinct way to describe the benefits of EMR implementation.

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John Lynn

John Lynn

John Lynn is the Founder of the, a network of leading Healthcare IT resources. The flagship blog, Healthcare IT Today, contains over 13,000 articles with over half of the articles written by John. These EMR and Healthcare IT related articles have been viewed over 20 million times.

John manages Healthcare IT Central, the leading career Health IT job board. He also organizes the first of its kind conference and community focused on healthcare marketing, Healthcare and IT Marketing Conference, and a healthcare IT conference,, focused on practical healthcare IT innovation. John is an advisor to multiple healthcare IT companies. John is highly involved in social media, and in addition to his blogs can be found on Twitter: @techguy.


  • Hello!

    Grief! So many companies!

    I have a question for you. I am billing for a therapist, does the type of EHR matter?


  • Pat,
    Can you clarify what you mean? You do billing for a therapist and the therapist is looking for an EHR? Is that right? Is this a physical therapist or a psychologist?

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