New Feature: Onset Date Entry on the EHR/EMR App


EHR/EMR App: Adding Onset Date in Appointment Details

With this newest release, the drchrono EHR/EMR mobile application gains the ability to enter onset date. If you rely on your mobile device to conduct your appointments, you may enter in the onset date at the same time the condition is diagnosed, treated, or evaluated during the appointment. With this addition, you’ll experience a faster workflow and fewer forgotten entries of onset date — getting you paid faster and more reliably.

Onset date of current symptoms feature screen shot of the EHR software mobile app

The Billing Onset Date feature allows you to enter the same fields you may enter in your desktop EHR.

Onset Date Type:

  • Onset of Current Symptoms or Illness
  • Date of Accident
  • Last Menstrual Period

Other Date Type:

  • Initial Visit Date
  • Initial Treatment Date
  • Last Related Visit

The onset date feature is located in your EHR/EMR App’s ‘Appointment Detail View’ pane. As with all other elements in this pane, you may reorder, disable, and enable sections to suit your needs. By default, the feature is turned off. To add this feature to your Appointment Detail View, enable the feature by visiting your EHR/EMR App’s account settings and turning on ‘Billing Onset Date’ in your Appointment Detail View settings page.

billing onset date appointment settings panel screen shot of the E.H.R. software


This feature is live as of today in version 10.0.53 of the EHR/EMR mobile application. To view our guide on this feature, feel free to browse through this guide found in the Help Center.


 Thomas Your, Retention Specialist, drchrono Article by Thomas Your, Retention Specialist, drchrono

Thomas produces content backed with data as part of the Customer Success team at drchrono. Thomas has been working in healthcare and technology since 2011 with a focus on data analysis in wearable medical devices. Thomas holds a B.S. in Biomedical Engineering from Boston University, minoring in Computer Engineering and Business Administration & Management.

7 thoughts on “New Feature: Onset Date Entry on the EHR/EMR App

  1. What {{reference}} do we use in notes to automatically populate these? For example, “Date of Accident” is something that we need to document in the notes and it’s not currently available. Does this add that?

    • Hi Jeff,

      I think that’s a great idea. We currently don’t have that available — on the appointment detail view only vitals can be pulled right now. I’ll certainly bring this up to our dev team. In the meantime, feel free to submit your ideas to . We’re currently in the process of implementing several features that our community has suggested (notifications, fax/document signing, more templates, just to name a few). All your suggestions are welcome and help us build a better product.


  2. It is really great option available for this healthcare app users to set on set date time at the time of appointment. To make EHR more and more user-friendly is the good way to aware lots of people regarding the reliable EHR app.

  3. Thanks for sharing!
    Your blog is very informative. EMR software provides the paperless environment. EMR software provides the facility of online appointment. Patients can see their online reports as well.

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