DrChrono is taking the impact of COVID-19 seriously. As more cases continue to surface throughout the US, we’ve moved quickly to prioritize software updates and partnerships that our practices are most in need of right now. By empowering providers throughout the country, we hope this allows patients to remain healthy and fully supported during this time.
We will continue to monitor updates from the CDC and medical advisors, which will be reflected on our website.
We know how important it is to maintain your health during this time while also taking into account the risk of exposure to yourself and medical staff. Many practices are taking advantage of our partnership with telemedicine partners who are offering 90-day free trials of their platforms for DrChrono users. If you are still in need of an appointment that can be done virtually, ask your doctor if they’ve considered this option.
We strongly encourage everyone, from providers to business owners and patients, to stay up-to-date on the latest information from the CDC regarding prevention and social gatherings. You should also check your state or county’s public health website for updates on rules and restrictions in your area, as some areas have already implemented shelter-in-place orders. Experts urge individuals to minimize exposure by washing hands often, regularly cleaning surfaces, avoiding frequent contact with eyes and mouth and avoiding all social gatherings over 10 people.
You can also track the location of confirmed and active cases within the United States using the Johns Hopkins Interactive tracking map. However, due to a shortage of testing supplies, even the most reliable sources of information may not accurately portray the full scope of the virus.
As of Monday, March 9, DrChrono has instituted a work-from-home policy and closed all physical office locations for the month of March. This is meant to ensure the safety of our employees while continuing to perform at 100% operational capacity. We will closely monitor CDC updates in the event the office closures should continue into April. However, we have committed to providing all employees with the necessary tools and support to perform their work from home without any disruption.
If you’d like more information on how we are supporting our providers, you can read about software and screening updates here.