Clinic management systems are computer software products that coordinate and integrate all the inherent activities involved in the management and running of a healthcare facility. They must meet specified security, technology and functionality standards for managing electronic medical records and practice management information. Some systems maintain the complete Patient Information coupled with the electronic medical records (EMR), medical billing, EDI/HCFA claim sending and meeting the stipulated security, technology & functional standards.
Aside from general patient care, a clinic may also participate in running clinical trials. In order to manage the additional responsibilities in managing a clinical trial, a clinic may also use a CTMS or clinical data management system (CDMS) in addition to and combined with their EMR and billing systems.