Y Combinator Healthcare Startups DrChrono and Stitch Join Forces

DrChrono and Stitch Team Up to Give Practices Physician Collaboration Tools within EHR

SUNNYVALE, Calif., July 16, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- DrChrono Inc., the company enabling the medical practice of the future, today announced a new partnership with Stitch, a company that has created a free HIPAA-compliant app for healthcare teams to send internal messages, communicate with patients and track daily tasks. Both DrChrono and Stitch are Y Combinator portfolio companies.

In the past, physicians and medical staff would need to communicate with each other about patients using email, text and phone calls or other outdated chat software that resides outside of the EHR; many of these tools to communicate are not HIPAA-compliant. Now, with the integration with DrChrono’s EHR, a practice can get real-time notifications about patients, such as new medications added or change in patient history from the EHR and post it in their Stitch application in the form of a message and bring that right into the practice’s chat room.  The app is purposefully built for healthcare teams and brings all of the benefits of a modern collaboration and communication tool like Slack or Skype for Business, but is also HIPAA-compliant right out of the box.

“EHRs are not designed to do real-time communication, so until now, things like group chat within a practice had to be done outside of an EHR which is cumbersome and can lead to errors,” said Jonathan Weinstein, Co-Founder and COO of Stitch.  “Additionally, HIPAA mandates are driving practices to find communication platforms that are designed for healthcare practices and protect patient information. Now with Stitch’s integration with DrChrono, practices can get real-time notifications on patient updates and communicate on a HIPAA-compliant platform, all within the EHR. This is a major step forward for practices when it comes to patient collaboration.”

“Y Combinator invested in DrChrono and in Stitch, our teams met at several Y Combinator events and both teams felt like there was massive synergy,” said Daniel Kivatinos, Co-Founder and COO of DrChrono.  “Together we joined forces and are on a mission to modernize physician practices. Stitch built on the DrChrono API, and today on launch I am excited to see better collaboration tools layered on top of our platform. Chat should be easier for providers and staff, and it now is.  Now practices can leverage important information in the EHR in real-time and coordinate better as a team to improve patient care and communication.”

For more information on the integration, please visit this page or view this video.

About Stitch
Stitch Health is a platform for care coordination. The company is HIPAA-compliant, cross-platform (desktop, iOS, and Android), searchable by a patient, and integrates with existing electronic health records (EHRs). The platform offers tools for three categories of healthcare work: team communication, patient engagement, and patient management. Stitch Health replaces the fragmented use of pagers, phone calls, EHR message baskets, spreadsheets, and emails with a single product. It does this through a user-friendly application that models provider workflow and presents patient health data in the context of team chat rooms, care checklists, and patient conversations. By offering a product that replaces archaic, fragmented tools in the healthcare system, Stitch Health hopes to make it easy for healthcare teams to provide incredible patient experiences.

About DrChrono
DrChrono focuses on bringing the medical practice of the future to reality; the company built the first iPad EHR. DrChrono creates the best electronic health record, practice management, medical billing and revenue cycle management experience for physicians and patients; the health platform was built for iPad, iPhone, Apple Watch and the web. The EHR includes customizable medical forms, e-prescribing, real-time patient eligibility checks, patient portal and more. The healthcare App Directory offers a multitude of apps that a practice can select from to bundle in and a medical API for healthcare app developers. For more information about DrChrono, visit www.drchrono.com

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