drchrono, a leading cloud and web based Electronic Health Record (EHR) access platform provider, has just announced the launch of the drchrono API which will allow developers to create applications that enhance the drchrono platform as well as create third-party healthcare industry applications.
The drchrono platform was originally created to remind patients about their appointments. However over time, users requested that many additional features be added and the platform was expanded to include Electronic Health Record access, scheduling, patient reminders, and billing system.
drchrono offers free and paid accounts and also develops free EHR and healthcare apps for iPad and iPhone such as drchrono Mobile EHR and OnPatient Medical Record PHR.drchrono Mobile EHR is an app that connects doctors with patients allowing healthcare providers to manage their practices anywhere and at any time. OnPatient is an app that allows patients to complete doctor check-in forms (created with the drchronos platform) using their iPad, iPhone or online. The OnPatient app also allows patients to share their medical information with doctors, schedule appointments, view medical bills, and perform other healthcare tasks.
When it comes to technological innovation, the healthcare industry lags far behind most other industries due to government regulations and the “walled gardens” of healthcare data providers. Most healthcare data providers charge developers exorbitant fees for access to healthcare data APIs or deny developers access because their applications do not yet have a large number of users.
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