EMR Android Apps

Well, as my first post on Smart Phone Health Care, I figured it would be appropriate to look at my current favorite type of cell phone: Android (or Droid if you prefer). Plus, since my blogging origins are in EMR, then it seems fitting to put EMR and Android apps together. Not to mention, the good people at EMR Daily News already did a post looking at the EMR Android apps that are available.

Between the two categories there are five products listed that offer some value and all of the products are currently free.
drchron EMR/EHR (for use with the full drchrono EHR platform) $Free
Allscripts Remote for Android (for use with Allscripts EHR systems) $Free
EMR-Bear Mobile (for use with EMR-Bear EMR) $Free
SmartEMR Mobile (promotional feature for SmartEMR account holders) $Free
OncoEMR (smartphone front-end for Altos OncoEMR EMR system) $Free

So, yes there are 5 Android apps on the Android marketplace that are EMR. Of course it makes sense that they’d all be free. No one would really even download these apps if they hadn’t already paid these vendors (or are paying if it’s a SaaS based EHR) a bunch of money.

The only problem for us is that I can’t really test any of these apps. I guess I better reach out to Dr Chron, Allscripts, EMR-Bear (really?), Smart EMR or OncoEMR to see about testing their application. Or even better would be to hear from doctors using these EMR software that could give us a review we could share with the world.

Either way, I’m really glad to see that Android EMR apps are being adopted. Even if it’s just checking your schedule, reading your lab results, and signing off charts. That’s a good step in the right direction and the perfect use of a phone with EMR.

About the author

John Lynn

John Lynn

John Lynn is the Founder of the HealthcareScene.com, a network of leading Healthcare IT resources. The flagship blog, Healthcare IT Today, contains over 13,000 articles with over half of the articles written by John. These EMR and Healthcare IT related articles have been viewed over 20 million times.

John manages Healthcare IT Central, the leading career Health IT job board. He also organizes the first of its kind conference and community focused on healthcare marketing, Healthcare and IT Marketing Conference, and a healthcare IT conference, EXPO.health, focused on practical healthcare IT innovation. John is an advisor to multiple healthcare IT companies. John is highly involved in social media, and in addition to his blogs can be found on Twitter: @techguy.


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