Health Gorilla Launches Electronic Ordering for COVID-19 Testing
Providers and developers can begin placing orders through API and web-based interface, expanding access to COVID-19 testing
SUNNYVALE, Calif., March 10, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Health Gorilla, a leader in clinical data interoperability, today announced that COVID-19 test ordering is now available through its platform. Any healthcare provider who uses Health Gorilla's web application, a Health Gorilla-partnered developer, or a Health Gorilla-integrated EMR can place COVID-19 test orders and receive test results from LabCorp and Quest.
EMRs and developers, including DrChrono, K Health, and others, use Health Gorilla's lab network API in their own products to enable electronic lab ordering and resulting for thousands of providers. These developers and their provider end-users can begin placing COVID-19 test orders immediately. Also beginning today, any physician can sign up at healthgorilla.com and begin placing orders for free.
"In order to control the spread of COVID-19, we urgently need to increase access to testing," said Steve Yaskin, Co-founder and CEO of Health Gorilla. "Starting today, we're making COVID-19 test ordering available immediately via API to all of our developer and EMR clients, as well as through our web application for any physician user."
"Health Gorilla's swift action to provide free electronic ordering for the COVID-19 test is significant and a testament to their commitment to their partners and contribution to help fight the spread of this virus," said Daniel Kivatinos, Co-founder and COO of DrChrono. "We have thousands of DrChrono providers using Health Gorilla that can conveniently and seamlessly order and process lab results for COVID-19 directly from within the EHR."
"This will allow our physicians to meet the rapidly growing needs of our users to get tested as this health crisis unfolds," said Ran Shaul, Chief Product Officer of K Health. "We're glad to have a partner in Health Gorilla that can make the experience seamless and keep the focus on the patient."
Health Gorilla will be expanding electronic COVID-19 test ordering to other national and regional labs in the coming weeks. CDC testing guidelines are accessible at this link.
About Health Gorilla
Founded in 2014, Health Gorilla is a secure interoperability solution that enables the entire health care ecosystem – patients, payers, providers, digital health solutions, and labs – to seamlessly share health data and aggregate each patient's entire clinical history in one place. With enterprise-grade clinical data APIs, HIPAA-compliant user authentication, and an unparalleled master patient index, the Health Gorilla network makes it easy for providers to pull their patient's information from any clinical records system. Headquartered in Silicon Valley, Health Gorilla works with health care organizations around the world, helping them gather the clinical data they need to deliver the best and most appropriate care for their patients. For more information, follow us on Twitter @HealthGorilla.
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