News Feature | January 13, 2016

Full-Featured EHR App For iPhones Released

Christine Kern

By Christine Kern, contributing writer

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Latest iPhone EHR app allows doctors to document full patient encounters and bill insurance.

drchrono has announced the launch of its new full-featured iPhone EHR that allows physicians to document full patient encounters, sign off, lock the note, and bill right to insurance companies or billing agents. This product lunch follows an earlier release of a medical billing app designed for the iPad that allows practices to view claims and billing statuses in real time.

The iPhone EHR is currently the only option for iPhones that allows full documentation from beginning to end of patient care that can be handed off from physician to physician. As the company blog explains, “A physician can now literally see patients with an iPhone and do his/her rounds. This is especially useful for times when physicians only have their phone on them, but want to quickly document a patient encounter.”

Michael Nusimow, CEO and cofounder of drchrono, said, “This is a major step forward for the mobile EHR industry. As more and more form factors come out, like the iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, and iPad Pro, we are rethinking and redefining our technology so we can be on all of these devices. With drchrono’s EHR, wherever a physician is, whatever device they are on, they can get access to a patient’s medical record and do documentation.”

A Black Book survey found 72 percent of doctors plan to adopt mobile EHR systems in the next year, with 31 percent already reporting using smartphones to manage patient data in some way. The Black Book survey reveals that, in response to this growing use of mobile EHR systems, vendors are continuing to create products that assist in implementation, reimbursement, physician productivity outcomes, usability, and interoperability.

“With more than half of physicians currently using a mobile device in their medical practices, these EHR vendors are allowing providers to choose which platform best fits in to their workflow in multiple healthcare delivery settings including highly usable mobile products,” said Doug Brown, Managing Partner of Black Book Market Research.