DrChrono, a US-based EHR (Electronic Health Record) platform for medical practices, has collaborated with Beam Health Group, a telemedicine network. With this partnership, Beam’s mobile app available on Google Play and the App Store will allow physicians the ability to improve their practices with the ability to have patient appointments through Smartphone.
The physician now practices using DrChrono’s EHR platform and can download Beam and instantly start perceiving their patients through HD, HIPAA compliant video consults. For this effort, Beam takes USD10 per consult as a service fee, and the provider keeps the rest of the revenue generated from each consult. Moreover, Beam also provides free marketing materials and a tool to both increased frequency and volume of appointments with existing patients and augmenting a practice’s reach to new patients. It also offers primary care doctors and specialists in rural and underserved areas patients and enables them to take benefit of quality healthcare despite traveling significant distances or take time away from work.
Ahead of this integration, Beam Health CCO and Co-Founder Ranga Jayawardena says that large IDNs, health systems, and hospitals are purchasing, acquiring and partnering with smaller individual offices across the country, making it increasingly difficult for private practitioners to thrive; the traditional telemedicine model has, in some ways, served to further this trend. Additionally, he noted that with our integration into DrChrono, practices all over the country can now use the app within their EHR to immediately make telemedicine part of their practice. Based in Sunnyvale, California, DrChrono offers a Software-as-a-Service patient care platform consisting of a Web- and Cloud-based app for doctors and patients, which makes Electronic Health Records (EHR) available digitally and provides practice management and medical billing services.