I’ll preface this story by stating that the idea of drchrono is something that I really like. An EHR system, built from the ground up to run on the iPad platform is daring stuff and I’m a big fan.
Today they’re announcing a set of new product offerings, the most important of which is free e-prescribing. According to the announcement making this free e-prescribing feature available means that all of the functionality a doctor needs to qualify for Meaningful Use incentives is available through drchrono, and it’s free.
With these new features drchrono believes they have virtually eliminated the barriers to electronic health record adoption for small practices who otherwise may not have the full resources to achieve Meaningful Use. The new products available in this latest app upgrade also include FreeDraw and faxing, directly from the drchrono iPad app.
“drchrono’s iPad Patient Care Platform helps me deliver better quality care by giving me unique clinical tools and the information I need at the point I need them,” said Surinder Saini, MD, a gastroenterologist in Newport Beach, CA. “The addition of FreeDraw and faxing to the platform – which includes a certified EHR app – enables me to have even richer, more productive conversations with my patients and colleagues.”
“We are excited about our Patient Care Platform, which enables any physician with an iPad to eliminate paper records and also benefit from enhanced engagement with patients,” said Michael Nusimow, co-founder and CEO of drchrono. “It is our mission to design highly intuitive iPad and iPhone apps that empower physicians to improve care delivery and elevate the patient experience to build more meaningful doctor-patient relationships.”
The latest new offerings in the drchrono iPad EHR include:
- Free E-Prescribing—Writing prescriptions from the drchrono iPad app is now free for all users. Select any drug, anytime – from anywhere – and send the prescription directly to the pharmacy for the patient to pick up.
- FreeDraw—With FreeDraw, a physician can do freehand, color-coded drawings on any document, including X-rays, skeletal diagrams, etc. For example, a physician can circle an area on an X-ray, write a note, and then send the X-ray with the drawing on it to a referring physician or specialist for review.
- Faxing—Physicians can now send faxes from the drchrono iPad app or Web application. Simply select the option to send a fax directly from the patient’s record, enter a fax number, and attach a cover sheet with a personal note.
According to the company doctors using the drchrono Patient Care Platform for the iPad, have a complete set of tools to better assess symptoms and provide quality health information to patients in any easy-to-use, interactive manner. Driving patient education and offering the ability to draw freehand notes in the clinical record were top requests by drchrono’s users. [Read more…]