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DrChrono; an EHR of the future?

DrChrono; an EHR of the future?

DrChrono was created in 2009 in Sunnyvale, California, by Michael Nusimow and Daniel Kivatinos with their first-hand knowledge of the hardships of the existing health system, in trying to aid family members with severe illnesses. Their goal was to reduce the weight of administrative processes that drain time, energy, and enthusiasm from the way health care providers work today, creating a world in which every provider and every patient may prosper. Its the youngest company to be included in the US Government Precision Medicine Initiative, the #1 EHR as voted by doctors, and the #1 mobile EHR as voted by Black Book.

DrChrono aims to expand its telehealth function with additional financing after debuting it for its users earlier this year. ORIX Growth Capital, which led a fundraising campaign for DrChrono last year, recently led a $12 million venture for the firm.
After a challenging year for DrChrono’s customers, COO and Co-Founder Daniel Kivatinos said the startup is charting big growth plans for this year. “We are going to be growing quickly in 2021 across all areas of our business…” he said in a news release.

DrChrono was one of the first companies to build a health record system that runs on mobile devices. It struck an early partnership with Apple, building out apps that were compatible with its iPhones and iPads. It also has software for practice management, billing, and an API that allows developers to build tools that interface with its platform.

The startup claims it has “thousands” of physicians using its software, and has processed about $11 million in claims since it was founded in 2009.
In response to the epidemic, the business released telehealth software earlier this year that allowed doctors to schedule virtual appointments straight from their calendars. According to Mobihealthnews, it plans to develop a physician search tool that would allow users to search for physicians by specialization and insurance, as well as discuss preferred appointment times.

The company plans to use some of the funds to build out this telehealth feature, as well as its other products. It also plans to expand its operations.

“We first invested in DrChrono a year and a half ago and are impressed that during an incredibly difficult year they were building out telehealth technology to meet providers’ needs, continuing to sign new partners, win industry awards, and went live with its FHIR API to support mobile device health records,” David Orlandella, managing director and healthcare lead for ORIX Growth Capital, said in a news release. “We look forward to DrChrono expanding its core platform and API for providers across the country as in-person appointments rise again and telehealth appointments continue to be vital.”

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