DrChrono.com iPad EMR Unveils Electronic Prescription Feature

Aug 19, 2010, 14:15 ET from DrChrono.com

NEW YORK, Aug. 19 /PRNewswire/ -- DrChrono.com, the premier publisher of dynamic point-of-care and practice management software, today announced the latest version of its signature iPad EMR platform, which offers electronic prescribing (eRx).

"Studies have shown that eRx cuts down errors resulting from misinterpreted handwriting by more than 70 percent in even the best cases," noted DrChrono.com CEO and Co-Founder Michael Nusimow. "It is also an essential part of The U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services' final rule on EMR meaningful use."

As of December 2009, 85% of all pharmacies in the U.S. accept electronic prescriptions. The DrChrono.com EMR is the first eRx system available for the iPad.

"The DrChrono.com eRx module includes a modifiable active medication list that includes the specific prescription information for all current medications for a given patient," reported Dr. Matt Krasucki, DrChrono.com Senior Medical Advisor.  It also features an active medication allergy list, and a warning system that alerts users if a prescription poses an allergy risk, or for example, if it is incompatible with an existing medication.

The new version also includes a feature for storing and displaying scanned documents and lab reports.

DrChrono.com offers the world's first and most robust native EMR platform for the Apple iPad, which was created with the intention of improving the patient/doctor experience. DrChrono.com has been featured in local, national and international news outlets, including The Wall Street Journal, Newsday, The Health Care Blog, NPR and Asahi TV.

About DrChrono.com
DrChrono.com has created the world's first native iPad Electronic Medical Record Platform available for free download in the iTunes App Store. The DrChrono.com iPad EMR platform is paired with a hosted SaaS (Software as a Service) practice management backend that provides electronic medical billing and scheduling over the web. The DrChrono.com solution allows healthcare providers to achieve meaningful use of EMR technology while modernizing and streamlining their medical billing and accounts receivable.

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