drchrono launches OnPatient check-in app
Now, more news from drchrono, the company that recently received Meaningful Use Certification for its EHR platform for the iPad. This month drchrono released OnPatient, a check-in app for the iPad. The application takes the place of paper forms and clipboards filled out by patients in the waiting room. As a free app, its accessibility is in line with the movement to adopt check-in technology. OnPatient features an organized and intuitive interface that allows patients to easily navigate through their own health information. Capabilities include the storage of family medical history, demographic information, insurance information, patient photos and the ability to digitally sign a HIPAA consent form. With this data logged, patients don’t have to fill out repeat forms during following visits. The saved information is automatically entered into the drchrono EHR platform for providers.
Both OnPatient and the EHR offer customizable templates to help practices better organize information. The EHR app also features medical speech-to-text technology, eRx eprescribing and paperless billing. Drchrono focuses on designing apps that save doctors time during patient visits. The EHR app is an affordable way for many practices to implement a digital system that meets Meaningful Use Standards; a report from Knowledge Works found that 27 percent of physicians already own an iPad or tablet device.
The announcement of the app’s launch also came with the news that drchrono just secured $650,000 in seed funding from startup investor Yuri Milner and venture capital firm General Catalyst. This follows the $675,000 raised in seed funding from General Catalyst, Charles River Ventures, 500 Startups and angel investors.