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electronic meeting room -and- electronic medical record. As a meeting room, an EMR is a room equipped with computer stations designed to aid in the meeting process. These computer systems are typically set up with Group Decision Support Systems (GDSS), which include software to support brainstorming, evaluation, and voting.

As a medical record, an EMR is the same as a CPR (computer-based patient record). A system for maintaining and tracking a patient’s medical status, which may contain a wide variety of other clinical support, such as clinical decision-making, medical knowledge bases, and hospital administrative features. See “CPR” for much more detail.