MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., Aug. 13, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Most electronic medical records (EMRs) today require a standard username and password, leaving many physician's offices – often unknowingly – open to security threats and data breaches. In an effort to address growing physician concerns around patient data protection, drchrono added a new layer of security to its cloud-based EMR platform which offers physicians extra protection around patient data accessed through mobile and tablet devices such as iPads and iPhones.
"Security is an ongoing concern in our practice, especially as our staff is interacting with more and more data via their smartphones and tablets – entering a username and password just wasn't enough," said Dr. Angeles Losada. "Unlike other EMRs available today, drchrono created a very simple way to add another layer of security to their system, which not only protects us from security threats, but also puts our patients' minds at ease."
drchrono partnered with Authy to develop a custom app, exclusive to drchrono in the EMR market, which offers healthcare professionals a new two-factor login system, requiring clinicians to enter an easy one-time security code before logging into the drchrono system with a username and password. The security code is generated on any mobile device and changes every 20 seconds.
"No other EMR system available for small to mid-sized physician offices provides anything beyond a very standard level of security – no more than someone logging onto an email account – and we knew patient data needed to be better protected," said Michael Nusimow, CEO and co-founder, drchrono. "In addition to offering a new level of security now, this new feature is also the first step in enabling physicians to ultimately e-prescribe narcotics and controlled substances via their smartphone or tablet."
drchrono offers the healthcare industry's first native iPad and iPhone-based electronic medical record (EMR) solution designed for small to mid-sized physicians practices. With additional paid features around e-prescribing, speech-to-text, medical billing, faxing and patient check-in, drchrono enables physicians to increase practice efficiencies, reduce costs, qualify for Meaningful Use incentives, and ultimately improve patient relationships and engagement in their health care. Visit us on the Web, Twitter and Facebook.