Our Electronic Health Record (EHR) system, enCompass, offers flexibility and unsurpassed ease-of-use.
ICD10 Ready
The most intuitive system for transitioning to and continued use of ICD10 for diagnoses.
Meaningful Use
Fully certified with simplified workflows to assist providers in meeting MU objectives ease.


Our internet-based Electronic Health Record (EHR) application, enCompass 4.0, is designed to improve quality of care, reduce risk by providing decision support, and promote a collaborative clinical environment that facilitates coordinated care with other providers. enCompass creates the opportunity to maintain medical records with minimal effort while streamlining workflow, controllingutilization, and managing critical data as it relates to patient care. While vendor choices for Electronic Medical Records are numerous, Arête Healthcare Services distinguishes itself by taking the implementation process one step further. We bring a proven incremental methodology to our clients which allows the Electronic Medical Record system to become fully integrated into the clinical workflow and infused into the culture of the practice without decreasing productivity and reimbursement. Our organization will show you the differencebetween "buying" an EHR versus "implementing" an EHR.

Benefits of EHR technology

As technology grows, benefits to users have become great. In addition to being easy to use, quick to learn, and flexible, other benefits include:
  • Reduced costs
  • Reduced likelihood for malpractice scenarios
  • Up to $63,000 in incentives
  • Decrease likelihood of medical errors
  • More thorough documentation
  • Overall increased quality of care
  • Enhanced accuracy
  • Strong ePHI security
  • HIPAA Compliant
  • Safely convenient anywhere the internet is available
  • Full audit log of all clinical actions taken


Electronic health records are in fact defined differently than electronic medical records. According to HIMSS's Analytics of 2006, the differences can be defined in the chart below:
Electronic Medical Records (EMR)
The legal record of the CDO
A record of clinical services for patient encounters in a CDO
Owned by the CDO
These systems are being sold by enterprise vendors and installed by hospitals, health systems, clinics, etc.
May have patient access to some results info through a portal but is not interactive
Does not contain other CDO encounter information
Electronic Health Records (EHR)
Subset (i.e. CCR or CCD) of information from various CDOs where patient has had encounters
Owned by patient or stakeholder
Community, state, or regional emergence today (RHIOs) - or nationwide in the future
Provides interactive patient access as well as the ability for the patient to append information
Connected by NHIN

Definitions: CDO = Care Delivery Organization; CCR = Continuity of Care Record; CCD = Continuity of Care Document; NHIN = National Health Information Network
*Tables retrieved from http://www.himssanalytics.org/.

Although much has changed, including technology, since 2006, these definitions still stand true to the differences between EMR and EHR.