Hail a Doctor: Consumer Health-On-Demand Apps

Our COO, Daniel Kivatinos, was part of a Health 2.0 last week called “Fixing the Clinical User Experience”. His presentation was focused on a recent integration. While much of our work at drchrono focuses on providing doctors with a seamless EHR experience, we also recognize that patients are in charge of their health in ways… Continue Reading


Paper vs Electronic Medical Records

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Paper records require additional personnel to handle and support paper files and to organize countless documents. An electronic medical record platform requires less personnel, time and no physical storage space. Although physicians may experience some initial costs as they implement electronic medical records, the costs of records over time will decrease significantly. Medical practices store… Continue Reading



What is an Electronic Medical Record or EMR?

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An electronic medical record is a digital version of a patient’s paper chart. It encompasses the medical and treatment history of the patient in one provider’s office. Specifically, it can contain patient contact information, vitals, prescriptions, allergies, past medical history and more. In some cases, an EMR is also known as Electronic Health Record (EHR)…. Continue Reading


NYC e-Rx Legislation Deferred

For those of you practicing in the state of New York, you may be relieved to know that legislation has recently been passed to defer for another year (until March 27, 2016) a mandate that all prescriptions issued in the state be transmitted electronically.  drchrono currently supports the ability for Eligible Professionals (EP’s) to submit… Continue Reading


EMR vs. EHR – What is the Difference?

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Users often ask us if they should implement an EMR or an EHR. Do you know the difference? Is there a difference? drchrono is an all purpose EHR, but some people use the terms “electronic medical record” (“EMR”) and “electronic health record” (“EHR”) interchangeably. While it may seem trivial, the difference is quite significant. The… Continue Reading


Digital Health Companies Rush to Integrate with Apple’s HealthKit

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Notwithstanding HealthKit’s aborted launch due to a software bug, digital health companies have jumped at the opportunity to integrate their products with Apple AAPL -0.69%’s HealthKit, a hub of personal health data that consumers can display in Apple’s new Health app in iOS 8. Many are betting that the tech giant has the clout and reach to make… Continue Reading


ONC Releases Final EHR Guidelines

The Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT (ONC) on Thursday released a newfinal rule for electronic health records (EHRs), which increases the flexibility of the 2014 edition of certification and adds some criteria initially proposed in the 2015 voluntary EHR certification criteria now abandoned by the ONC. Although it believes that many of the… Continue Reading


PRESS| INC500|drchrono Joins the Inc.500 List

drchrono announced today that Inc. magazine has added drchrono to its Inc. 500 List, an annual ranking of the nation’s 500 fastest growing private companies. “We are all truly honored to be included in the Inc 500.  I am personally really grateful to all of our customers who believe in drchrono’s mission to change healthcare for the better…. Continue Reading


How to Score a Brand Partnership

As is often the case where I work (the Bay Area), I hear about “brand partnerships” all the time. Some — like Starbucks’ recent partnership with Square — you may already be familiar with. And others? Well, they’re still twinkles in a startup CEO’s eye. Why are brand partnerships important? They involve a mutually beneficial… Continue Reading