DrChrono, a start-up in Silicon Valley, is hoping to simplify that with an application that helps both doctors and patients track electronic health records and documents.

“Doctors are beginning to adopt iPads and use them as clipboards,” said Michael Nusimow, the chief executive and co-founder of the company. “They don’t want to be distracted by typing on a computer when talking to patients.”

On Thursday, the company announced it raised $2.8 million in a seed round of funding to continue building out its service. The venture capital came from Yuri Milner, the Russian tycoon who has invested in a number of high-profile start-ups, including Twitter, Spotify and Facebook, and several other noted figures in the tech world, including Matt Cutts, an engineer who works on search at Google. Previously, the company raised $1.3 million from a number of angel investors, including Y-Combinator, Paul Buchheit and 500 Startups.