Health Gorilla launches electronic ordering for COVID-19 testing

Providers and developers can begin placing orders through API and web-based interface, expanding access to COVID-19 testing.

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Clinical data interoperability company Health Gorilla announced that COVID-19 test ordering is now available through its platform. Any healthcare provider who uses Health Gorilla’s web application, a Health Gorilla-partnered developer, or a Health Gorilla-integrated EMR can place COVID-19 test orders and receive test results from LabCorp and Quest.

EMRs and developers — including DrChrono, K Health, and others — use Health Gorilla’s lab network API in their own products to enable electronic lab ordering and resulting for thousands of providers. These developers and their provider end-users can begin placing COVID-19 test orders immediately. Also beginning today, any physician can sign up at and begin placing orders for free.

“In order to control the spread of COVID-19, we urgently need to increase access to testing,” Steve Yaskin, co-founder and CEO of Health Gorilla, said in a statement. “Starting today, we’re making COVID-19 test ordering available immediately via API to all of our developer and EMR clients, as well as through our web application for any physician user.”

Health Gorilla’s partners are pleased with the announcement, with DrChrono’s co-founder Daniel Kivatinos saying: “Health Gorilla’s swift action to provide free electronic ordering for the COVID-19 test is significant and a testament to their commitment to their partners and contribution to help fight the spread of this virus.

Speaking on behalf of another Health Gorilla partner, K Health’s Chief Product Officer Ran Shaul said: “This will allow our physicians to meet the rapidly growing needs of our users to get tested as this health crisis unfolds.”

Health Gorilla will be expanding electronic COVID-19 test ordering to other national and regional labs in the coming weeks. CDC testing guidelines are accessible from here.