In an effort to save time and provide better care to patients, the medical records field is becoming almost completely digital. The implementation of electronic health records (EHR) systems across the country has helped doctors provide more comprehensive patient care and has helped patients from receiving the wrong medications, possibly limiting the amount of medically related life insurance claims.
A new iPad application, drchrono, provides a digital health records system for doctors to use right on their tablet computers, allowing them to manage records and interact with patients more easily, according to Forbes. The program also allows patients to access their records that doctors make available online.
The application has raised $675,000 from General Catalyst, Charles River Ventures, 500 Startups, Y Combinator, Paul Buchheit, Google executive Matt Cutts and the Start Fund, a fund from Yuri Milner and SV Angel, the media outlet reports.
"More of the leading edge doctors want to use this technology on the iPad," says Daniel Kivatinos, cofounder and COO of drchrono.
Drchono will allow doctors to record and review physical exams, medical history and visual images such as X-rays. The program can also be used to handle billing and prescribe drugs.