How to Send Automated Patient Appointment Reminders Without Jeopardizing Patients’ Data Security

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Sending appointment reminders has been shown to decrease appointment “no shows” and has a potential to enhance the patient-provider relationship.  However, given the concern about data breaches, automated appointment reminders remain an underutilized feature of patient portals.  According to the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, appointment reminders are allowed under the HIPAA privacy […]

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HIPAA and Healthcare Applications, Part 1 of 3: What You Need to Know About User Authentication

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Of the three main sections of HIPAA — the Privacy Rule, the Security Rule, and the Breach Notification Rule — the Security Rule is one that is particularly relevant to application development in the healthcare sphere. The majority of these applications, from patient portals to mhealth apps, store or transmit electronic protected health information (ePHI). […]

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Understanding the Acronym Puzzle: What Health Professionals Need to Know About C-CDAs, CDAs, and CCDs

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For more than a decade, healthcare institutions have been using electronic health records (EHRs), as well as standardized templates for files containing medical information, in order to share data electronically.  By 2011, the number of physicians using EHR systems had grown to 57% – and since then, with the introduction of the federal government’s EHR […]

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Pediatric Associates Implements Bridge Patient Portal® for Pediatric Features & Greenway™ EMR Interface

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With features such as immunization records, growth charts, medical record sharing and age of majority rules engine, Bridge’s portal was the ideal choice for this pediatrics practice. December 13, 2016 – DALLAS, TX – Kansas City-based pediatrics practice Pediatric Associates – a private practice with two locations and 17 providers – has implemented Bridge Patient […]

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Telehealth Is Healthcare’s New Frontier, Powered by MACRA

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Perhaps the top priority for providers in the coming years is the successful transition from Meaningful Use to MACRA. The motivation for meeting the requirements of this transition is a series of compensation adjustments, both positive and negative. MACRA, or the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 is the bipartisan brainchild of the […]

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WESTMED Medical Group Leverages Bridge Patient Portal and mHealth App Platform to Improve Patient Engagement

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Branded Mobile Health Application and Deep Integration with GE’s Centricity and EMR Products are Critical to WESTMED’s Selection of Bridge Patient Portal KIRKLAND, Wash., Oct. 18, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — According to a recent Nielsen survey, most Americans use digital and electronic tools to manage everyday activities except when it comes to healthcare. In fact, only […]

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Community Care Collaborative Selects Bridge Patient Portal for Patient-Centered Engagement, Spanish Translation and Responsive Mobile Design

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Texas Healthcare Organization Achieves Twice the National Patient Enrollment Average Using Bridge Patient Portal KIRKLAND, Wash., July 26, 2016 – PRNewswire — Serving the 11th largest metro-area in the United States, Community Care Collaborative (CCC) selects Bridge Patient Portal as its singular portal solution for secure online medical record access, outcome improvement and helping engage patients as the CCC […]

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Applying a “Best of Breed” Approach to Your Healthcare Practice

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With a thriving practice but no online appointment system, Dr. Rogu and his staff were seeking a way to simplify his patients healthcare experience. RBK Pediatrics is multi-provider, multi-location pediatrics practice whom leverage technology solutions for improved efficiency and patient access. “Our patients wanted online scheduling, [and] we had phones,” said Dr. George Rogu of […]

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Meaningful Use: A Comprehensive Guide – Part IV: MACRA

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As we head into the second half of 2016, it is difficult to talk about Meaningful Use without mentioning the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act (MACRA), the new healthcare legislation that is shaping up to begin in January 2017. There has been a lot of buzz that Meaningful Use is ending with the approval […]

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Engaging Patients: 5 Effective Long-Term Strategies

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50% of patients walk out of their physician’s office not knowing what they were told or what they were supposed to do. This can result in a range of costly health expenses, not to mention possible dangers the patient could incur from feeling misinformed. Patients are often overwhelmed and confused by medical information, and may […]

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