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.
Most people are aware of the benefits of a personal health check and will not think it unusual to have one carried out periodically. It does therefore appear strange that the same people do not carry out a health check on their business. In the same way as an individual will benefit from a personal check so a business will also benefit from an early diagnosis of potential problems. In general the later a problem is identified the more drastic, painful and expensive is the solution to the problem.