Patient check-in moves to Apple’s revolutionary iPad

“Just three weeks after its iPad-native EHR made news for gaining ONC-ATCB-certification, drchrono has launched an iOS app to replace paper-based patient check-in,” Mike Miliard reports for Healthcare IT News.

“Company execs say the OnPatient app can be downloaded to the iPad for free and integrated into a medical practice as a standalone application – the patient check-in software also integrates with with the drchrono’s iPad EHR,” Miliard reports. “‘The OnPatient check-in app digitizes the waiting room and eliminates significant barriers to mass adoption of patient check-in technology,’ said Michael Nusimow, co-founder and CEO of drchrono. ‘Proprietary check-in hardware is prohibitively expensive and integration with existing EHR systems is too complex. We designed the OnPatient app to be intuitive for both physicians and patient users to create a better patient check-in experience.'”

Read more in the full article here.

[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Carl H.” for the heads up.]


  1. Didn’t Windows tablets do this simple stuff years ago using a stylus? The iPad is doomed once the Windows 8 tablet is available. Patients can fill in forms and watch Flash videos at the same time. Try doing that with the iPad. No way, Jose.

    1. True, because nothing makes a tablet run better than anti-virus, anti-malware, excessive firewall, and anti-phishing software. Not to mention that computer engineers have been trying to develop a mobile processor that can run flash at full speed for years with no hope of a solution. And honestly, if your hospital is making you enter forms on a device, and flash is in anyway involved, they are good as dead anyway and might as well be using a Playbook.

      My $0.02, Your Wasted Time™.

    2. So surgery personel are just going to hand an expensive pad to each patient who walks in the door for them to sit and play Flash games with are they? Are you as totally retarded as you seem to be? Or are you just totally ignorant of the financial and time constraints under which hospitals and health centres operate? Also, most Flash games require a mouse, they don’t work with touchscreens, so the whole idea falls flat on it’s flabby ass.
      Jeez, what a fuckwit.

    1. Funny thing is, you can put it in an ordinary ziploc bag and the touch screen still works fine. Just put it in a new bag for each patient. Besides, we’ve been sharing pencils and clipboards for years. Do you know who last chewed on the end of that pencil?

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