drchrono nets another $650K, adds check-in functionality to EHR app

Mobile electronic health record vendor drchrono just added a patient check-in function to its mobile EHR app, and secured a six-figure capital infusion the same week, according to recent reports.

Company officials are betting that the new patient check-in feature, OnPatient, will convince a whole new cadre of small physician practices to try out their iPad-enabled EHR. The app replaces the paper check-in process, company officials say, and reduces redundancies, as patients need only enter their information once. On subsequent visits, they are required only to check their information for any needed updates.

Patients input their medical history and insurance information, and have a digital photo taken and uploaded into their file by office staff. All the information then is funneled into the EHR records automatically, company officials say. No word yet, though, on how drchrono proposes to get older records and information into the EHR for comparative purposes.

Regardless, the new functionality was able to convince investors that the company is an up-and-comer, as drchrono netted a $650,000 cash infusion. Add that to the $675,000 in seed funding the company snagged last month, and drchrono should have plenty of capital to continue building out its medical office software suite.

To learn more:
- read drchrono's press release