Timeline: The History of the EMR/EHR by David Rice @bigdatadavid13



Much of the conversation around healthcare technology is centered on where new developments are taking us. But as the age old adage goes, you can’t know where you’re going until you know where you’ve been.

And when it comes to health IT, few innovations have been more significant or played more of a central role in innovation, than the digitization of medical information in the form of the electronic medical record (EMR) and later, the electronic health record (EHR). To better illustrate the history behind this technology, we’ve created the following timeline to provide you with some context behind the evolution of this technology.



The article was first published here. The article has been republished here with the authors' permission. 
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David Rice
David Rice is the editor of USF Health Online. He covers a wide range of health IT related topics for the University of South Florida’s online informatics and healthcare analytics programs.

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