DrChrono, a start-up that produces an electronic medical records application for the iPad, has officially received approval for a Certificate of Meaningful Use by the federal government. In short, when doctors choose to switch over to the app, they will be given incentives and reimbursements up to $44,000.
DrChrono’s app allows doctors to take voice-activated notes, perform paperless medical billing with an insurance company, write and send prescriptions from the iPad and much more. However, it’s major appeal is the input of electronic health records. DrChrono will help doctors in creating and managing an electronic health record database, which is a core goal in the Obama administration’s health care reform initiatives.
As long as a doctor uses the application, analytics will automatically update to the federal government to calculate how much incentives to pay out. That money is scaled depending on whether the doctor uses the application for certain mandatory services, but also tracks whether extra features are used. The money is also distributed per doctor in a practice, encouraging an entire staff to quickly and efficiently adopt the app.
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