What is EMR Data Conversion?
Data conversion is the process of extracting patient data from your old EMR and porting it into your new EMR. During that process, the data format must to be converted into the new EMR data structure. There are two types of data you’ll be dealing with:
Structured Data: EMRs are designed to handle structured, privileged data. EMR software uses structured data in validation processing, to build graphics, and in productivity improvement features.
Unstructured data: This type of data is stored as free text or scanned documents (Pdf, Word, etc). Unstructured data is of very limited use unless a user actually opens the document and reads through it.
Why is the structure of the data important?
Structured data is completely accessible but unstructured data is lost without manually picking through those attached documents. Our experienced data experts can help you save and convert that into structured data so that it is accessible, searchable and can be leveraged by your new EMR.