Can EHRs actually save time for medical practices?

Electronic Health Records (EHRs) have a bad reputation. With emerging complaints about the many hours spent on EHRs from healthcare providers, one may question whether electronic health records might not be the solution that was promised to guarantee higher productivity and better patient care.  If EHRs don’t save care providers time and improve profitability, you… Continue Reading

Enhancement: Improved Patient Menu Accessibility

Improving the Patient Menu If you’ve noticed, several changes have hit the Patient Menu on drchrono’s EHR/EMR mobile app. The Patient Menu is one of the most frequently accessed features in our app and we think these changes will help our app’s accessibility. A Two-Column View Most notably, the ‘Patient Menu’ has now been split into… Continue Reading

How can drchrono EHR/EMR help Teledermatology?

As stated in my previous article, teledermatology and telemedicine is an emerging field with a lot of potential. But how can teledermatology work with drchrono EHR? There is no doubt that iPads are already very popular with physicians, who use them for a number of reasons ranging from viewing medical images to entering notes in… Continue Reading

Value-Based Care vs. Fee-for-Service

Fee-for-service (FFS) is a payment model where medical services are unbundled and paid for separately. This payment model incentivizes physicians to provide more treatments or services because payment is dependent on how many procedures, treatments, or services are provided. As a result, physicians and medical practices may overlook quality of care for higher profits. Currently,… Continue Reading

New Feature: Permissions for Clinical Notes Come to iPad

Setting Permissions for iPad Use In the newest release of the EHR/EMR app, clinical note permissions now carry over to the mobile app. In previous versions, access to the mobile app would allow unrestricted access to all of drchrono’s mobile EHR functions. Now, we’ve expanded two permissions to the iPad: Accessing clinical notes Sign/Locking clinical… Continue Reading

Enhancement: Check-in templates available on ‘Additional’ tab

Check-in information on the EHR/EMR mobile app Previously, the ‘Check-In Information’ section was only available on the H&P and SOAP sections on the mobile app’s template pane. In the newest version of the EHR/EMR app, we’ve added the ‘Check-In Information’ section in the ‘Additional’ tab. This is a subtle, but widely requested change that reduces the amount… Continue Reading

What is Teledermatology?

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With the aging and more demanding population, healthcare provision is bound to undergo drastic changes. Policy makers, insurance companies and health professionals on a national and international scale, address issues on how to keep healthcare accessible for a growing population despite the changes. Telemedicine is a gamechanger for many health professionals, as an emerging field of… Continue Reading

RCM – Revenue Cycle Management FAQs

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Is the phrase “Revenue Cycle Management” somewhat foreign to you? Or, if you have experience and knowledge of Medical Billing, are you informed on this aspect of a medical practice’s business? If you’re not sure, you’re not alone. While every medical practice has its own Medical Billing / RCM process, the components can get confusing. Below… Continue Reading

New Feature: Saving Signatures on the EHR/EMR Mobile App

Saving Signatures in the EHR/EMR App Message Center With the newest version of the EHR/EMR App, the message center gains the ability to save your signature for future use. Now instead of signing a document with your finger each time, you can use a saved signature instead.   To use this feature, simply tap on… Continue Reading