A start company by the name of Drchrono has been focused on instituting EMR (electronic medical records) for physicians in order to simplify their professional lives. In total, they have raised $2.8 million in funds while being led by Yuri Milner along with other investors and Matt Cutts from Google. Previously, Drchrono had raised $1.3 million from Milner, Charles River Ventures, General Catalyst, Gmail creator and others.
Drchrono has accomplished streamlining of medical professionals through the use of iPad. Their iPad free application is designed to allow doctors to jot down notes, schedule appointments, issue prescriptions, schedule appointments, check lab results along with other medical record functions.
This has been made possible through president Obama’s administration which is currently offering very strong incentives for physicians to transfer their health records to an EMR format. Doctors can currently the start, finish and on-going management of the EMR process. Doctors who used Drchrono had received $44,000 in these incentives, last year.
Upgrades for additional storage may also be acquired by doctors along with medical billing functions. Previously, physicians had spent hundreds of dollars, each month for medical billing processing. Fortunately, for the convenience of the doctors, Drchrono can integrate with every insurance company – even those that are limited exclusively to paper billing.
With the application’s Billing Center, a doctor can register and receive their payments from iPad. Drchrono is also compliant with 5010, which is the government’s new requirement for billing procedures.
Drchrono made another iPad application available last August which is known as “OnPatient”. This app replaces the check-in process for a patient. This app is a replacement for the familiar clipboard with the check-in forms that patient had to fill out in the medical office waiting room. Originally, those forms required that the patient list their known medical problems, along with their medical forms, confidentiality agreement, etc.
The way that this works is by using the iPad to list items such as family history, medical insurance info and other information. After that is completed, a digital signature is used. The application is also designed to lock the patient into their section of the app so that they are unable to view information from other patients. This records security is, of course a critical factor.
The Drchrono free application had received high praise from physicians who are converting their patient records process to an EMR platform. Drchrono has recently announced that their application currently has over 15,000 registered medical providers with over 400,000 patients using the application.