Federal regulations like the 21st Century Cures Act and the HITECH Act are increasingly standardizing and demanding improvements to healthcare data management and software systems. These regulations — and public opinion in general — call for more security, interoperability, and value from digital processes in healthcare.
Two software solutions most commonly used by healthcare professionals and practices are practice management software (PM) and electronic health records (EHRs). These are just two components of Benchmark Systems’ comprehensive healthcare solutions suite designed to support providers, staff, and patients. But what does each type of software do, and how are they different?
Below, we’ll explore some key differences in the purposes and capabilities of practice management vs. EHRs.