Bridge Patient Portal 2.0 Product Updates

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The Bridge Patient Portal development team is excited to announce the release of Bridge Patient Portal Version 2.0, healthcare’s leading enterprise patient engagement platform. Bridge Version 2.0 continues to expand on Bridge’s interface capabilities, patient self-service functionality, and patient engagement tools. Learn more about our updates and new features below.

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Patient Engagement & Value Based Care: Key Concepts in the Healthcare Reimbursement Conundrum

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Since the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) launched the electronic health record (EHR) incentive program, Meaningful Use (MU), in 2011, the term patient engagement has become nearly ubiquitous in US healthcare policy discussions. It is now the driving concept behind CMS’s proposed financial reimbursement paradigm shift that focuses on a move from fee for […]

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How Patient Engagement Can Reduce Costs and Improve Health Outcomes

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Patient engagement — involving your patients in their healthcare through education, information, and shared decision making — has a lot of potential for improving your outcome indicators and reducing costs. As a healthcare provider, you have a number of opportunities to achieve these positive results with your patients before, during, and after the appointment.  Utilizing […]

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Three Best Practices for Patient Engagement Technology Implementation

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Adopting even the best patient portal platform and patient engagement mobile app can be a challenge for many medical practices, both in terms of getting staff on board with the new software and encouraging patients to use it. This is often the case, despite the fact that patients are increasingly demanding access to their healthcare […]

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The unexpected benefit a patient portal has on your MIPS / MACRA score

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Strategies for MIPS / MACRA attestation, and how patient portals might have a greater impact on your scoring than you might think. A recent survey conducted by the American Medical Association showed that fewer than one in four physicians feel prepared to meet MACRA reporting requirements in 2017. This is an alarming statistic as performance reporting […]

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Why Telemedicine Has Failed

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Telemedicine, the use of technology for remote patient monitoring and medical consultations, is experiencing growing pains in the U.S. It’s a logical response to ballooning healthcare expenditures and an ever-increasing physician availability shortage. Integrated with patient portals, patient engagement mobile apps, remote patient monitoring software and health tracking apps, telemedicine is also part of a […]

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Utilizing HIPAA Compliant Patient Surveys to Optimize Patient Engagement and Increase Effectiveness of Post Visit Communication

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Having a post-visit communication plan can significantly improve patient outcomes by reducing the number of  emergency visits, decreasing the hospital re-admission rate, and improving chronic disease management.  Utilizing HIPAA compliant patient surveys is an excellent way for providers to gather post-visit information that enables them to monitor patient well being, verify medication adherence, and review […]

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New Sources of Revenue and Chronic Care Management Software Drive Care Coordinator Hiring

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Propelled by the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and the move towards fee-for-value care delivery models versus fee-for-service, chronic care management (CCM) services have the potential to significantly reduce healthcare spending. Patients who have the education and training they need to manage their chronic illness will incur lower healthcare costs. The overall goal of CCM services […]

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4 Ways to Use Patient Engagement Technology to Boost Patient Engagement

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Patient engagement is a necessary element for the achievement of better quality of care and it is a critical component of the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) initiative to focus on quality of care.  CMS programs like the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act, MACRA, are fundamentally changing the reimbursement matrix for healthcare […]

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Is Skype® HIPAA Compliant?

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Given the growing interest in video conferencing services for communicating with patients online, healthcare organizations often come to Bridge Patient Portal with questions about the use of Skype® for telemedicine, and whether the software meets HIPAA compliance standards. Though HIPAA doesn’t specifically mention the types of technologies that healthcare providers can use for video conferencing, […]

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