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What is an electronic document or electronic document image?

Posted at November 22, 2013 | By : | Categories : Blog | 0 Comment

Although there are guidelines there are no widely accepted standard within the EMR/EHR industry at this time. An electronic document or image might be contained within an EMR system and could technically be called an EMR but it would normally not be classified as EMR per se. EMR information storage ranges from images from very detailed to image with indexing levels.

A document Imaging is essentially a picture of the paper document potentially with an index of keywords and meaningful file names. The indexing and naming enable retrieval, viewing, printing or transmitting via electronic means. Indexing is the capture of key information which is attached to the image and is subsequently used to pinpoint which electronic image you wish to retrieve and manipulate.

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