Patient Portal Proxy Access: A Common Failure In Patient Portals

Patient portal proxy access allows caregivers or legal guardians to access their dependents’ patient portals. Studies have shown that patients generally saw benefits once caregivers had access to the information and functions within their patient portal, such as health literacy assistance and help in the time of medical emergencies. Proxy patient portal access is most […]

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The Dawn Of The Virtual Waiting Room

The COVID-19 pandemic is changing the way healthcare professionals are interacting with their patients. At the height of the pandemic, healthcare practices of all types have turned to telehealth/telemedicine to interact with patients remotely. Telehealth software use is being driven by necessity since patients are advised not to physically go to a medical clinic or […]

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How Patient Portals For Healthcare Improve Health

There have been many findings supporting the fact that patient portals have a positive effect on patients’ health. Positive influences include improved communication between physician and patient, enhanced self-management of overall wellness, and better patient health behaviors. Improved communication between physician and patient Patient portals for healthcare may help facilitate patient engagement and improve outcomes […]

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Telehealth vs Telemedicine

Within the healthcare industry, medical jargon can be thrown around with little rhyme or reason. This may not be a problem for professionals within the field but may prove difficult for the general public, especially for patients trying to figure out what their medical payer may or may not cover. Terminology such as telehealth and […]

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Bridge Makes Patient Portal Login Faster and More Secure With Fingerprint and Facial Recognition

Bridge Patient Portal introduces biometric authentication on mobile devices for fast, easy, and secure patient portal login  Dallas, TX – April 29, 2020 – Bridge Patient Portal, the enterprise patient engagement platform for leading healthcare organizations, today announced the release of biometric authentication for user login on mobile devices. This new feature enables users to […]

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Is Whatsapp a HIPAA compliant telemedicine software?

Healthcare professionals have recently increased their efforts to provide patients with remote consultations and HIPAA compliant messaging. Some have turned to WhatsApp, a cross-platform messaging and VoIP (Voice over Internet Protocol) service that allows users to send text messages and voice messages, make voice and video calls, and share images, documents, user locations, and other […]

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Bridge’s Guide To The FCC Telehealth Fund

What is the FCC Telehealth Fund? The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) COVID-19 Telehealth Program authorized by the CARES Act will provide $200 million in funding to support healthcare providers in offering telehealth services to patients during the coronavirus pandemic. The COVID-19 Telehealth Program aims to fully fund telecommunications services for eligible healthcare providers. Funds can […]

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The Rise Of Telehealth Software During COVID-19

Due to the outbreak of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) that was first reported in Wuhan, China, on December 31st, 2019, the public is turning to telehealth to prevent further spread of the virus. Telehealth is the use of electronic information and telecommunications technologies to support and promote long-distance clinical health care. Telehealth software allows healthcare providers […]

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Is Zoom a HIPAA Compliant Telehealth Software?

According to the Families First Coronavirus Response Act passed on March 18th, 2020, congress requires payers to cover telehealth visits (with health care providers) that relate to COVID-19 testing, treatment, and consultations during the public health emergency. Reimbursement for telehealth solutions during this time is being provided for all patients, not only those with Medicare. […]

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Is Your Healthcare Patient Portal HIPAA Compliant?

What Is HIPAA? The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) protects patients’ privacy by limiting access to PHI  (Protected Health Information) and governing acceptable use of their health data. The HIPAA Privacy Rule is composed of national regulations for the use and disclosure of PHI in healthcare treatment, payment, and operations by covered entities.  […]

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