SOURCE: drchrono

February 22, 2016 11:30 ET

drchrono Delivers All-Inclusive Mobile EHR Experience From Check-In to Medical Billing on iPads for Direct Urgent Care

Direct Urgent Care's Second Location in Northern California Going Live Today With drchrono's Mobile EHR for Patients and Physicians

MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA--(Marketwired - Feb 22, 2016) - drchrono, the industry leading Electronic Health Record (EHR) platform on the iPad, iPhone, Apple Watch and web, announced today that Direct Urgent Care has implemented drchrono EHR to support its growing urgent care business and its new medical facility opening today in Mountain View, California.

Over the past two years, Direct Urgent Care's facility located in Berkeley, California has been using the drchrono platform on iPads to successfully optimize the patient experience from check-in to managing patient medical records, insurance and medical billing payments. As a result of using drchrono EHR, Direct Urgent Care has been able to process approximately 15,000 patients per year reducing overhead costs significantly and has improved reimbursements from insurance companies by over 30 percent. To date, Direct Urgent Care's Berkley facility has 50 staff members that use the drchrono EHR and the new facility in Mountain View will staff approximately 25 to start.

Direct Urgent Care is an upscale non-traditional urgent care facility that offers a wide variety of services for children and adults all under one roof. They streamline the process of accessing urgent care by making it more convenient, accessible and a more pleasant experience for the patient. Direct Urgent Care centers assist clients with an illness or injury that is not life threatening but still needs urgent evaluation. Direct Urgent Care also offers a mobile clinic, which allows clinicians to visit their patient and document the patient visit via an iPad.

"We chose drchrono to support our urgent care facilities and mobile clinic because its EHR offering is paperless, more efficient and an incredibly easy platform for our patients and physicians to use on an iPad. The drchrono billing team provides a personal touch and custom features unique to our urgent care facility that we couldn't find with other big EHR vendors," said Caesar Djavaherian, MD, Co-Founder, Direct Urgent Care. "Our goal is to provide a better patient care experience from the minute the patient walks in the office to when the insurance claim is processed and paid. Adopting drchrono's EHR platform has allowed us to completely modernize our medical records and billing processes with just a few taps on our iPads." 

Caesar Djavaherian also adds, "Urgent care is one of the fastest growing segments of the healthcare marketplace because consumers are demanding healthcare services when they are sick rather than the traditional model of needing to wait for care. Having a reliable mobile EHR solution such as drchrono's is key to supporting our growing business and patient demand."

"We are 100% committed to helping doctors move their practice to a mobile environment and help the staff manage patient information directly from an iPad. Direct Urgent Care has also embraced this vision and we've enjoyed working closely with them to design a unique mobile EHR solution that meets the needs of their growing urgent care medical facility," said Daniel Kivatinos, COO and Co-founder of drchrono.

Check out this short video to learn more about how Direct Urgent Care is using drchrono mobile EHR on iPads and especially drchrono Medical Billing, https://www.drchrono.com/products/billing/

For more information about Direct Urgent Care and its new office location opening today in Mountain View, CA, please visit: http://www.directurgentcare.com

About drchrono
drchrono creates the best EHR and practice management experience for physicians and their patients; the platform was built for iPad, iPhone, Apple Watch and web. drchrono has 90,000 physicians signed up and 6 million patients to date. They were the first to implement medical speech-to-text, real-time patient eligibility checks and iPad-based medical billing. So far the company has booked 19+ million patient appointments 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, listed for two years in a row for 2014 and 2015. Silicon Valley Business Journal designated drchrono as one of the fastest growing private companies and Black Book Rankings voted their EHR the #1 mobile Electronic Health Record 3 years in a row. For more information about drchrono, visit www.drchrono.com