- Drchrono says its latest iPhone EHR app is a fully functional EHR instead of one retrofitted for mobile phones.
- The new iPhone edition, according to the company, enables doctors to "document a full patient encounter" then lock the note and submit the claim to an insurance company or billing agent.
- Most EHR vendors, including big companies like Epic and smaller ones like HealthFusion, provide versions for tablets.
A survey published by Black Book this summer said 72% of doctors plan to adopt mobile EHR systems this year and 31% already use smartphones to manage patient data in some way.
Drchrono specializes in mobile-based EHR and focuses on apps for iPhones, iPad and the Apple Watch. The company also announced earlier this month a new medical billing app designed for the iPad that allows practices to view claims and billing statuses in real time, according to Healthcare IT News.
According to the company, 87,000 physicians use its EHR and its apps have booked 19 million patient appointments and processed more than $1.2 billion in medical billing each year.