Employee and Occupational Health Recordkeeping Systems: How They’re Different from an EMR and Why You Need One

Using the right tool to complete a task or project makes all the difference. For example, contractors wouldn’t use a drill to push in a nail, they’d use a hammer. The same holds true when it comes to general medical record documentation vs employee and occupational health recordkeeping.

General healthcare practitioners focus their work on individual patients and require tools to document personal health information related to treatment, disease management, and billing. Whereas the specialized practice of employee and occupational health requires tools to document worker-focused information to track regulatory compliance, identify workers at risk, and enhance worker protection. The software and tools required to accomplish patient-care objectives (e.g. the drill) are completely different than those used for employee and occupational health objectives (e.g. the hammer).

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