What is DICOM?
Digital Imaging and Communications in Medicine (DICOM) is the standard for the communication and management of medical imaging information and related data such as radiography, ultrasonography, computed tomography (CT), magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), and radiation therapy.
DICOM is used worldwide to store, exchange, and transmit medical images and has been central to the development of modern radiological imaging.
What is the difference between an EMR and an EHR?
An electronic medical record (EMR) is narrower than an electronic health record (EHR). An EMR focuses on a patient’s medical history while an electronic health record (HER) adopts a broader perspective of the patient’s health in general.
EMRs and EHRs both serve the purpose of improving the healthcare provided to the patient. When integrated, EMRs and EHRs are powerful tools to improve patient management and to reduce treatment errors or any unnecessary treatment.