drchrono Inc., the industry-leading Electronic Health Record (EHR), practice management, revenue cycle management and medical API platform on iPad, iPhone, and web, today launched a new partnership and program for students in health information management with the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA).

drchrono launched the ambulatory care platform for faculty and students, empowering students going through AHIMA’s Virtual Lab (VLab) curriculum with an EHR and practice management platform. This first-of-its-kind initial rollout between drchrono and AHIMA will be offered to approximately 10,000 students and 450 universities across the United States and around the world. Students will have access to the fully-featured platform; getting unlimited buildable medical forms, customizable settings, enhanced scheduling, and practice management functionality. Students can walk through how to handle specific patient cases and situations in medical software, looking at a patient’s prescriptions, labs, and more. Students can also learn about medical billing and about the life of a medical claim, from coding, billing submission, and rejected claims.

The education division of drchrono (https://www.drchrono.com/edu/) was created to enable students to go into the medical field to understand how to manage the responsibilities of a clinic, from any point of view within the practice.

“The way that we’re going to revolutionize medicine is to educate students going into medical professions from around the world. We’re aiming to give students the best EHR and practice management software to learn from,” said Daniel Kivatinos, COO and co-founder of drchrono.  “The drchrono team is honored to be working with AHIMA to outfit VLab with a modern cloud EHR and billing platform.”

AHIMA’s VLab strives to maintain a robust suite of software applications that are relevant in the marketplace, actually used in the HIM professional practice workspace, and ultimately equip students with the EHR skills and competencies necessary to succeed in the healthcare industry and to compete in the global economy.

“We are thrilled to partner with drchrono to provide students with experience using an EHR system that is in use by tens of thousands of healthcare providers around the country,” said AHIMA CEO Lynne Thomas Gordon, MBA, RHIA, CAE, FACHE, FAHIMA. “This real-world experience is invaluable in preparing students for the roles they will fill as HIM professionals. drchrono’s leadership in ambulatory medical practice settings is particularly notable given changes in healthcare that are trending toward outpatient delivery settings.”