Electronic health records come in two categories; client-server or web-based. Web-based EMR offers a wide range of solutions including cloud-computing products, free online systems, shareware systems, open source systems etc while client-server is the traditional choice for many office based and long-term care physicians since it is solid, housed and maintained on the owner‘s server. Most client-server EMR Software packages are large and well-known.
Microsoft Excel is a fantastic tool for analyzing scientific data. Microsoft Word is a fantastic tool for writing up scientific research. So surely Microsoft Office is the only software a scientist would ever require beyond that associated with specialist scientific apparatus? Unfortunately, that has never been the case and most university researchers would identify one big problem with the Office suite and that is why it‘s always been difficult to present formulas in Word and Excel. Even when you type a simple fraction like 3/5, it gets presented on a single line. As for Greek symbols like pi...well, that would mean many hours wasted trawling through Excel‘s Insert Symbol menu.