drchrono — provider of the free Electronic Health Record (EHR) platform on the iPad, iPhone and cloud — announced that it has officially been certified for Meaningful Use (MU) Stage 2.
Black Book Rankings invited 22,000+ physicians, medical providers and professionals to evaluate medical software; drchrono ranked #1 in innovation, value and customer care.The company enhanced its EHR platform with new features as part of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services EHR Incentive Program, i.e. Meaningful Use. InfoGard Laboratories completed the platform certification review. Some of the new features within the platform which meets the Stage 2 requirements are:
- Additional health education with more information on drugs, allergies and lab results.
- Direct Messaging for transitions of care and patient referrals between medical providers compatible with other software.
- Secure electronic messaging to communicate with patients.
- Provide patients access to view online, download and transmit their health information.
- Expanded medical codes vocabulary.
- Family history and smoking status tracking.
- Additional immunization compatibility: Vaccine information.
“drchrono is focused on the mobile experience, we are the only company to use iPads during the certification process and have a native iPad app Stage 1 and Stage 2 dashboard,” said Michael Nusimow, Co-Founder and CEO of drchrono. “The MU2 dashboard has a status progress bar telling a doctor what requirements have been completed.”
Unlike live video, AppVisit’s message-type dialogue (asynchronous) does not require the patient and doctor to schedule a time to meet.In addition, the company also announced that the drchrono iPad EHR has been ranked as the #1 mobile EHR for the second year in a row by Black Book Rankings. Black Book Rankings invited 22,000+ physicians, medical providers and professionals to evaluate medical software. drchrono ranked #1 in innovation, value and customer care.
Finally, drchrono and makers of the virtual visit tool AppVisit announced a brand new product integration, to allow providers and their patients to access to both mobile e-visits and integrated records. This incorporation of AppVisit into drchrono EHR is a first for the medical industry, and signals a “sea change for healthcare.”
AppVisit facilitates e-visit technology using video, photographs, screen tracing and questionnaires which securely gather accurate data on their patients’ conditions. Unlike live video, AppVisit’s message-type dialogue (asynchronous) does not require the patient and doctor to schedule a time to meet.
While the national average duration of an in-office visit is 14 minutes, doctors have found that most AppVisits take less than three minutes. Moreover, by using AppVisit in conjunction with drchrono, providers can deliver care whenever and wherever is convenient, and the new partnership makes patient record access easy. AppVisit’s patient-generated documentation is HIPAA secure and placed into drchrono with one touch, thus reducing the clerical burden for doctor and office staff alike.