drchrono: onpatient to replace Google Health January 1st, 2013
MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., Dec. 20, 2012
MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., Dec. 20, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --Google's decision to
discontinue Google Health will go into effectJanuary 1st, 2013, permanently
removing access for all existing Google Health users. drchrono, the company
providing Free Electronic Health Records to physicians on the iPad, has
created a seamless replacement for Google Health. "We're committed to the
idea of giving patients control of their health data and being able to manage
this data from doctors and other sources in one place," explaineddrchrono
Cofounder and CEO, Michael Nusimow.
Today drchrono officially released onpatient, allowing users to create a
personal health record from their Google Health data. This record can be
linked to drchrono's free Electronic Health Record platform, a platform
currently being used by over 35,000 physicians. "Giving patients access to
their health records and allowing them to share this data directly with their
physicians corresponds with our long term goal," Nusimow discussed. With 1.5
million personal records created before the public launch, onpatient is easily
taking over where Google Health left off.
The primary difference between drchrono onpatient and Google Health is that
"onpatient is focused on creating a unique mobile healthcare experience for
individuals," explained drchrono Cofounder and COO, Daniel Kivatinos. "A
focus on mobile devices also allows for better doctor-patient interaction.
For example, a patient can take advantage of the picture and video
capabilities from an iPhone and share this with a physician in a
HIPAA-compliant manner to monitor progress of a condition or issue. Allowing
patients to easily track their medical information makes an individual more
aware and accountable for their own health."
Like Google Health, drchrono is bridging partnerships within the healthcare
industry. One partnership is with iHealth, a company that provides
FDA-approved devices such asthe iHealth blood pressure cuff and scale for
iPhone, devicesthat can be used from home. "iHealth is committed to making it
convenient for doctors and patients to easily share health information," said
Adam Lin, General Manager at iHealth Labs, Inc. "This partnership with
drchrono's onpatient personal medical record will make it as simple for
patients to share information with their doctor as it is to manage their
wellbeing with iHealth's mobile devices."
A personal health record connecting to devices like iHealth's and utilizing
mobile applications like iOS Passbook make it easier for patients to keep
track of their health. "Passbook is game changing to healthcare; it allows a
user to enter, collect, and present data to their doctors all through their
iPhone, iPad or iPod touch," further noted Kivatinos. "Our end goal is to
remove paper from the doctor-patient relationship, and this is another step in
that direction." With onpatient, fumbling with medical forms and searching
through paper records is a thing of the past.
drchrono focuses on Apple's iPad, iPhone and cloud computing to build a better
healthcare experience. They offer a free EHR platform built on the iPad that
isMeaningful Usecertified. drchrono is also the first iPad EHR to implement
real-time clinical speech-to-text, patient eligibility checks, and iPad based
medical billing. drchrono integrates everything doctors need to run their
practice, including: medical records, electronic prescribing, medical billing,
and patient management. For more information, visithttps://drchrono.com.
The drchronoiPad EHRis 2011/2012 compliant and has been certified by
InfoGard Laboratories, an ONC-ATCB, as a complete EHR in accordance with the
applicable certification criteria adopted by the Secretary of Health and Human
Services. This certification does not represent an endorsement by the U.S.
Department of Health and Human Services or guarantee the receipt of incentive
payments.drchrono version 9.0 was Stage 1 certified onJune 3, 2011. The ONC
certification ID number isIG-2492-11-0083.
About iHealth Lab Inc.
iHealth Lab designs and manufactures consumer-friendly, mobile personal
healthcare products. The company focuses on delivering easy-to-use products
that make it simple for you to test, track, graph, and share your health
information regularly. iHealth has developed a suite of personal healthcare
devices designed for the iOS mobile platform. Visit www.ihealthlabs.com for
Contact: Daniel Kivatinos, +1-516-998-8342, for drchrono
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