Bridge API allows healthcare organizations to connect their portal with other third-party software systems or mobile apps – including EMR/EHR software, practice management systems, billing software, apps for patient use, reporting or analytics tools, and more.
The healthcare API is fully documented, making it easy for healthcare organizations to independently develop with the API. The following data can be accessed and edited via the API:
- Meaningful Use reporting
- Medical records
- Billing & invoices
- Care plans & care plan templates
- Registration functions
- Linked accounts
- Relationship types
- Health systems associated with the user
- Location data: countries, states, time zones
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Bridge Patient Portal allows EHRs the ability to partner with our 2015 ONC Certified patient portal solution to meet ONC certification requirements. In return, our partners can focus the bulk of their development efforts on their core product offering and leave the patient portal app to us.
Bridge also offers:
- Whitelabel product
- Vendor-neutral capabilities
- Mobile app options (iOS and Android)
- Competitive wholesale pricing exclusive to EHR partner resellers
- Fully documented and FHIR-ready API
Bridge Patient Portal Version 2.0 is 2015 Edition compliant and has been certified by the ONC-ACB in accordance with the applicable certification criteria adopted by the Secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. This certification does not represent an endorsement by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services or guarantee the receipt of incentive payments.
Bridge Patient Portal Version 2.0
CHPL Product Number: 15.05.05.1947.BRID.01.00.0.180703
ONC-ACB Certification ID: 15.05.05.1947.BRID.01.00.0.180703
Effective Date: 2015
- 170.315 (d)(1): Authentication, Access Control, Authorization
- 170.315 (d)(2): Auditable Events and Tamper-Resistance
- 170.315 (d)(3): Audit Report(s)
- 170.315 (d)(5): Automatic Access Time-out
- 170.315 (d)(6): Emergency Access
- 170.315 (d)(7): End-User Device Encryption
- 170.315 (d)(9): Trusted Connection
- 170.315 (g)(8): Application Access – Data Category Request
- 170.315 (e)(1): View, Download, and Transmit to 3rd Party
- 170.315 (e)(2): Secure Messaging
- 170.315 (g)(1): Automated Numerator Recording
- 170.315 (g)(4): Quality Management System
- 170.315 (g)(5): Accessibility-Centered Design
- 170.315 (g)(6): Consolidated CDA Creation
- 170.315 (g)(7): Application Access – Patient Selection
- 170.315 (g)(9): Application Access – All Data Request
How does a refill request go back into the source EHR system?
A prescription refill request goes back into the source system via a message, typically sent to the inbox in the EHR. However, other workflows could also be supported, such as routing the refill request to a tasking queue in the EHR or in Bridge’s tasking module.
Can patient-reported information/data flow back into the source EHR system?
Yes, the medical information can flow back as discrete data, PDF, or a combination of the two.
Can Bridge filter medical information coming from the EHR to the patient portal, such as sensitive lab results?
Bridge has the ability to filter/restrict data at the interface layer.
How does the Bridge system import lab results?
Bridge will typically pull the lab results from the EHR as a CCDA HL7 file. Bridge can also support integrations directly with labs or with products such as EMR-Link.
What triggers the sending of lab results to Bridge?
This is a configuration on the Bridge side. The most common trigger for sending lab results is the physician’s approval/signature in the EHR.
Can Bridge integrate with a lab directly?
Yes, Bridge has the ability to integrate with a lab directly via an HL7 interface to provide patients’ with their test results.
What products does Bridge currently interface with?
Bridge currently interfaces with:
- athenahealth (Incl. athenaOne and the Centricity product line, formerly known as Virence / GE Centricity incl. Centricity Business, Centricity EMR, and Centricity Practice Solution (CPS))
- Mirth Connect
- Strateq Health
How is a paid invoice in Bridge reflected in a client’s EHR/RCM/PMS?
Once a patient has paid an invoice, Bridge will update the source system’s invoice status.
Can patient-generated data from a remote monitoring device flow back to the patient’s chart in the EHR?
Yes, the information can flow back as discrete data, PDF, or a combination of the two.
Can Bridge support health records being sent from multiple EHRs?
Yes. Bridge has a C-CDA parser tool on the backend that allows the system to pull in and sort data from disparate sources accurately.
Are actions that take place in the provider portal reflected in the source EHR/PM/RCM system?
Yes. Bridge can interface with any Electronic Health Record (EHR), Revenue Cycle Management (RCM), or Practice Management (PM) software system, even more than one simultaneously. Information can be pulled from the provider portal into the source system and vice versa.
Can Bridge support multiple integrations at once?
Yes, Bridge can support several HL7 and API-based interfaces at once to EHR, PM, RCM, LIS, RIS, and other patient/clinical information systems.
Can I host the application on my own server?
Yes. Bridge can be hosted on a healthcare organization’s server or on one of Bridge’s, depending on the healthcare organization’s preference. Other options for hosting include:
Client Server: This option allows a healthcare organization to host the Bridge software on their own server or on a dedicated joint-managed Bridge server. Bridge requires access to this server for product update services, and the server must meet the company’s technical requirements. Server technical maintenance incurs an additional cost.
Dedicated Bridge Server: A healthcare organization can be hosted on a dedicated server but does not have the resources to maintain one, Bridge can provide joint-managed dedicated hosting with Google Cloud Platform.
For additional information about self-hosted environments, please contact a Bridge representative.
Can I interface Bridge to my Electronic Health Record (EHR), Revenue Cycle Management (RCM), or Practice Management (PM) software?
Yes. Bridge is an EHR agnostic patient portal and can be interfaced with any Electronic Health Record (EHR), Revenue Cycle Management (RCM), or Practice Management (PM) software system, even more than one simultaneously.
Bridge works with the most prevalent healthcare interface industry standards, including Health Level Seven (HL7), Continuity of Care Document (CCD), and Fast Health Information Resource (FHIR) via Bridge’s robust API. We can also build custom, non-standard interfaces designed for advanced integration between multiple systems where external compatibility support is not required.
Bridge patient portal currently interfaces with:
- AthenaHealth / Virence / GE Centricity incl. Centricity Business, Centricity EMR, and Centricity Practice Solution (CPS)
- Mirth Connect
- Strateq Health
No matter what your interface needs may be, Bridge can help you develop the perfect solution. In many cases, Bridge has already developed interfaces for your software system(s). Contact a Bridge representative to see if Bridge has an interface designed for your EHR or PM system.
How can I initially populate the portal with my EHR/PM software data?
Bridge helps transfer data from the existing portal, EHR, or PM software. Before importing data, patients need to have portal accounts. The easiest way to create a large number of accounts is by using a CSV file or an interface to the EHR/PM system. Once accounts are created, Bridge can import Continuity of Care Documents (CCDs) from the EHR or PM software using a common directory on the local server. Bridge can also pull information about appointments, documents, invoices, and more from the source system. Bridge’s system can also automatically create providers. Bridge’s expert team will guide healthcare organizations through the entire migration and go-live process.
Does Bridge offer a white-label patient portal?
Yes. Bridge offers a white-labeled version of our patient portal for organizations looking to displace their native EHR patient portal. The ONC 2015 certified patient portal is built using Angular and is available as a web application and mobile app (iOS and Android).
For our EHR partner resellers, we offer competitive wholesale pricing, as well as access to our fully documented API. HL7 interfaces are also supported by Bridge.