Some states are requiring correctional facilities to transition to electronic medical records.

ACH endorses DetainEMR, which was developed by correctional health professionals specifically for use in correctional facilities. It allows for easy identification of which patients are due for screenings or checkups; easy tracking of patient data over time, such as blood pressure readings; and records are backed up on an off-site data server, in case of a disaster at the correctional facility.

DetainEMR is offered through Advanced Inmate Medical Management, LLC. For more information, visit their website at