Drchrono Digitizes Patient Education for Mayo Clinic

By Brian T. Horowitz  |  Posted 2013-04-01 Print this article Print
Apple iPad Enables Tap-to-Send

Apple iPad Enables Tap-to-Send

The Drchrono EHR platform uses the touch-screen capabilities of the iPad to enable "tap-to-send" functionality. Doctors can tap to send videos and articles to patients.


Although many doctors' offices still have stacks of paper pamphlets for patients to grab on the way out, Mayo Clinic has found a way to digitize these resources. A nonprofit health system and a leader in health research and education, the organization will allow doctors to distribute these materials to patients without paper using Drchrono's electronic health record (EHR) application for the iPad. Doctors have access to a real-time data stream of Mayo Clinic content they can select to share with patients on the iPhone, iPad or on the Web. More than 2,600 educational documents and more than 300 videos provide information to patients about their diagnoses or procedures they may have to undergo. The digital content can also educate them about diet and exercise. Providing educational material to patients is a requirement of the federal government's meaningful-use program, Michael Nusimow, CEO of Drchrono, told eWEEK. Through the Drchrono platform, Mayo Clinic will make educational materials available to all patients in the United States. Here, we take a look at how patients can view Mayo Clinic content using the Drchrono platform.


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