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A Primer on Endoscopic Electronic Medical Records

Ashish Atreja1 , Maged Rizk1 , Brooke Gurland1
  • 1Digestive Diseases Institute, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, Ohio
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Publication Date:
09 March 2010 (online)


Endoscopic electronic medical record systems (EEMRs) are now increasingly utilized in many endoscopy centers. Modern EEMRs not only support endoscopy report generation, but often include features such as practice management tools, image and video clip management, inventory management, e-faxes to referring physicians, and database support to measure quality and patient outcomes. There are many existing software vendors offering EEMRs, and choosing a software vendor can be time consuming and confusing. The goal of this article is inform the readers about current functionalities available in modern EEMR and provide them with a framework necessary to find an EEMR that is best fit for their practice.


Brooke GurlandM.D. 

Cleveland Clinic Foundation

9500 Euclid Ave., A30, Cleveland, OH 44195