Definitions of “Web Based EMR”
- SaaS EMR – Software as a Service electronic medical record (EMR). EMR product deployed in a practice in which server(s) are owned by the service provider and hosted remotely (off-site). The only requirement for accessing clinical data stored on off-site server(s) is an internet connection/internet browser, regardless of computer’s location. The service is a multi-tenant offering. The vendor installs EMR updates/upgrades at once and these are immediately available to all SaaS EMR vendor clients.
- ASP EMR – EMR data is stored on server(s) which is hosted remotely. The clinical data stored on server(s) is accessed through the internet browser and additional remote access software (i.e. Citrix). Only those computers with Citrix or some other type of remote desktop/terminal service software installed can access the clinical data on remote server(s). Data on these EMR products are not to be included in this report. There exists the “Hybrid” EMR (a mix of both remotely-hosted and client/server EMR models) which is not to be included in this report.
- Client/Server EMR – EMR data is stored on a server(s) that is housed and located within the walls of the physician practice. System maintenance and updates are conducted in the office. Data on these EMR products are not to be included in this report.