drchrono’s iPad App for Doctors Wins “Meaningful Use” Certification

7/28/11

Drchrono, a Y Combinator-backed startup in Mountain View, CA, that offers an iPad-based electronic health record (EHR) system for physicians, said today that its software has been certified by a group responsible for determining whether practices using the software are eligible to collect incentive payments from the Department of Health and Human Services. InfoGard, an HHS-authorized testing body, determined that drchrono’s app meets the “meaningful use” criteria laid out in the 2009 stimulus act to encourage adoption of electronic medical record systems—which means offices using drchrono can apply for up to $44,000 in incentive payments. The company says the drchrono app is now “the first native EHR on the iPad to be certified for Meaningful Use.” Said co-founder and CEO Michael Nusimow in a statement, “This certification transforms our EHR app and the iPad into a potentially affordable platform that could finally drive global usage and adoption of electronic medical record keeping.”

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