This is awesome.
NYT Bits Blog has a story today on Silicon Valley startup DrChrono and how it raised $2.8 million from Yuri Milner, in addition to the $1.3 million funded by Y-Combinator and 500 Startups, among others. DrChrono is an electronic medical record (EMR) platform that’s taking advantage of the growing popularity of iPads in medical offices.
…DrChrono is steadily gaining traction among doctors and patients since it was founded in April 2010. The company says that more than 50,000 doctors and 400,000 patients have registered with the service.
Impressive for such a young startup, particularly in such a field fraught with regulatory oversight (HIPAA) and other high barriers to entry. The Bits piece nonetheless cautions against too much exuberance. Remember Google Health?
It’s great to see a startup combine the white-hot iPad with the paper-reducing, efficiency-enhancing and money-saving potential of EMR. And if it can snag a juicy portion of the $5.4 billion that the North American EMR market that expected to grow to, all the better.
Image credit: DrChrono
[via Hacker News]