Electronic medical record software which some refer to it as EHR (Electronic Health Records) is a hospital clinical database management system called DMS. This software aims at improving the patient care by providing efficiency, fast retrieval of data, increased productivity and revenue and reduced running costs. An EHR solution lies at the heart of any computerized health information DMS that should essentially provide high quality patient care for all intents and purposes, reducing medical errors, delays and oversights in patient treatment.
Just as with HTML editors, various open-source software programs have sprung up to provide an alternative to the dominant player, Dreamweaver in the case of website editors and Microsoft office in the case of office application suites. Whereas in the webpage authoring arena you have NVU, SeaMonkey and KompoZer, in the office application suite you have LibreOffice (formerly called OpenOffice) and NeoOffice.