drchrono Partners With American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA)

drchrono Launches EHR and Practice Management Platform for AHIMA Faculty and Students; First Educational Organization to Partner With drchrono

MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA--(Marketwired - Jul 13, 2016) - drchrono Inc., the industry leading Electronic Health Record (EHR), practice management, revenue cycle management and medical API platform on iPad, iPhone and web, today launched a new partnership and program for students in health information management (HIM) with the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA).

drchrono today launched the ambulatory care platform for faculty and students, empowering students going through AHIMA's Virtual Lab (VLab) curriculum with an EHR and practice management platform. This first-of-its-kind initial rollout between drchrono and AHIMA will be offered to approximately 10,000 students and 450 universities across the United States and around the world. Students will have access to the fully featured platform; getting unlimited buildable medical forms, customizable settings, enhanced scheduling and practice management functionality. Students can walk through how to handle specific patient cases and situations in medical software, looking at a patient's prescriptions, labs and more. Students can also learn about medical billing and about the life of a medical claim, from coding, billing submission, and rejected claims.

The education division of drchrono (https://www.drchrono.com/edu/) was created to enable students going into the medical field to understand how to manage the responsibilities of a clinic, from any point of view within the practice.

"The way that we're going to revolutionize medicine is to educate students going into medical professions from around the world. We're aiming to give students the best EHR and practice management software to learn from," said Daniel Kivatinos, COO and cofounder of drchrono. "The drchrono team is honored to be working with AHIMA to outfit VLab with a modern cloud EHR and billing platform."

AHIMA's VLab strives to maintain a robust suite of software applications which are relevant in the marketplace, actually used in the HIM professional practice workspace, and ultimately equip students with the EHR skills and competencies necessary to succeed in the healthcare industry and to compete in the global economy.

"We are thrilled to partner with drchrono to provide students with experience using an EHR system that is in use by tens of thousands of healthcare providers around the country," said AHIMA CEO Lynne Thomas Gordon, MBA, RHIA, CAE, FACHE, FAHIMA. "This real-world experience is invaluable in preparing students for the roles they will fill as HIM professionals. drchrono's leadership in ambulatory medical practice settings is particularly notable given changes in healthcare that are trending toward outpatient delivery settings."

About drchrono
drchrono creates the best electronic health record (EHR), practice management, revenue cycle management experience for physicians and patients; the platform was built for iPad, iPhone, Apple Watch and web. drchrono has 93,000+ physicians signed up and 6 million patients to date. Some features of drchrono include medical speech-to-text, real-time patient eligibility checks, medical billing and patient credit card processing. The platform includes apps and a medical API, which practices can leverage. The company is scheduling over 3 million appointments per quarter and processed over $1.2 billion dollars in medical billing per year. drchrono is ranked by Inc. 500 as one of the fastest growing private companies in America. Silicon Valley Business Journal designated drchrono as one of the fastest growing private companies and the platform was voted the #1 mobile EHR 4 years in a row by Black Book Rankings. For more information about drchrono, visit www.drchrono.com

About American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA)

The American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) represents more than 103,000 health information professionals in the United States and around the world. AHIMA is committed to promoting and advocating for high quality research, best practices and effective standards in health information and to actively contributing to the development and advancement of health information professionals worldwide. AHIMA's enduring goal is quality healthcare through quality information. www.ahima.org