July 24, 2014 — drchrono, the free electronic health record (EHR) platform on the iPad, iPhone, and Cloud, has officially been certified for Meaningful Use (MU) Stage 2.
The company enhanced the EHR platform with new features as part of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services EHR Incentive Program. InfoGard Laboratories completed the platform certification review. Some of the new features within the platform which meets the Stage 2 requirements include:
- Additional health education: Giving additional information on drugs, allergies, and lab result
- Direct messaging: Secure messaging for transitions of care and patient referrals between medical providers compatible with other software
- Secure electronic messaging to communicate with patients
- Provide patients access to view online, download, and transmit their health information
- Expanded medical codes vocabulary
- Family history and smoking status tracking
- Additional immunization compatibility: Vaccine information
“I am proud to announce that we are officially Meaningful Use Stage 2 certified,” Michael Nusimow, co-founder and CEO of drchrono, said. “drchrono is focused on the mobile experience. We are the only company to use iPads during the certification process and have a native iPad app Stage 1 and Stage 2 dashboard. The MU2 dashboard has a status progress bar telling a doctor what requirements have been completed.”
In addition to getting certified, the company announced that the drchrono iPad EHR has been ranked as the no. 1 mobile EHR for the second year in a row by Black Book Rankings, winning in 2013 and 2014.
“It is great to see the drchrono team being recognized by Black Book Rankings for creating such a great EHR for the Web and iPad,” said Trenna Sutcliffe, MD, a pediatrician who specializes in developmental and behavioral pediatrics in Los Altos, California. “The design and functionality of the app was exactly what I was looking for when I started my practice. It allows me to send tasks to my staff, exchange e-mails with my patients, and I have all patient data in one place that’s easily accessible. I am looking forward to seeing what the company does next.”
Black Book Rankings invited more than 22,000 physicians, medical providers, and professionals to evaluate medical software. drchrono ranked no. 1 in innovation, value, and customer care.
“We were delighted to see drchrono picked as the top iPad EHR by physicians,” Daniel Kivatinos, co-founder and COO of drchrono, said. “Our simple yet powerful point-of-care iPad EHR app is a big step forward in mobile health design, and the Black Book Rankings survey findings validate that.”