Healthcare Hacker Challenge: Clinical iFrame API

A great healthcare challenge for developers is to see what you can build on top of the drchrono iFrame API technology. Pick from this idea list. Be sure to make your iFrame webpage responsive for mobile screens also.

This is a quick explanation on how a developer can leverage our API and iFrames within drchrono

Below are examples of other developers placing technology into an iFrame.

One example, we now can place‘s new DICOM viewer right into the medical record via an iFrame:

Also within the physicians inbox, a message can be placed from another developer via an iFrame, leveraging our API, to send a message from another app, below is an example again with box:

And lastly a developer can now place an iFrame within the clinical note/documentation section, so while a physician is at the point of care with a patient, the doctor enter data the normal way using drchrono, but now also has the option to use another developer’s note taking tools. Below is an example from AgileMD ( ), AgileMD is the first partner to leverage this technology:

Here is a great video showing off what the AgileMD team has done, it really explains things well:

Janet Wager from Programmable Web wrote a great article talking about the launch of our Clinical EHR Medical Records iFrame API, take a look.

We are now getting around 4+ million API calls per month and this is growing fast. We have around 700 developers who have signed up to build on drchrono. The latest API documentation can be found here with the iFrame documentation –

Once you sign up for the drchrono API, be sure to email to get expedited access, let them know you are a hackathon candidate!

Ok once you’re in and have access you can get access to your API account settings here –, also the docs can be found here –

Also please join the drchrono API community here to also ask questions –!forum/drchrono-api

For single sign on you can get a login button here –

Once you complete your project, lets our team at know at, send us a video of it in action and submit your project to GitHub in a public repository, we will review the code!

If the engineering team loves your code, we will bring you in for an in-person hackathon with us!

~ Life is short, build stuff that matters.

Daniel Kivatinos Article by Daniel Kivatinos, COO and cofounder, drchrono
Daniel drives direction, brand vision, and business strategy for drchrono. Daniel’s focus has been in the technology space since 2001, as a software engineer and entrepreneur. Daniel holds an M.S. in Computer Science and a B.S. in Computer Science & Psychology from Stony Brook University.


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