Welcome to another installment of As HealthCare.gov Turns- A look at ACA from the "glass-half-full" perspective. ACA takes the first measurable steps to improve healthcare outcomes by moving patient data from paper to digital formats. It was difficult to determine how well a patient's condition (let's say blood pressure) had improved over time or the degree of improvement a particular practitioner's hypertensive patient were faring under his/her care. Like so many aspects of health/health care, ACA is yet another caldron of alphabet soup. EMRs & EHRs are at the center of payers getting healthier patients/subscribers/beneficiaries for their money. This video helps clarify the difference between to electronic health records and electronic medical records.