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.
A second option that is available is the Update Changes option. This function simply allows you to define how often the spreadsheet changes are updated. The most common element users use is the Update Every 15 minutes. What this does is to force a save and filter through the data to all the users. One point to consider is that if you workbook is relatively large and you are working on a slow computer you may want to increase that time to 30 minutes. The last area of concern is the Save Changes function. This defines whose changes will override who‘s. There are two options available which say, Ask me Which Changes Win and The Changes Being Saved Win. Which option you choose really depends on the type of workbook you have created.