Benefits of Patient Self-Scheduling Software For Patients

Consumers have grown accustomed to booking appointments online for multiple industries, however, healthcare has lagged. Patients demand the same functionality when making an appointment with their healthcare providers. Online appointment scheduling software allows patients to book appointments, check availability, manage existing appointments, and receive reminders for their upcoming visits. When compared with booking appointments by […]

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Why Healthcare Organizations Need a Virtual Waiting Room

In 2020 the world has adopted a new set of social norms from COVID-19 that have drastically impacted the way we interact with others and our physical environments. As people everywhere take precautions against contracting the virus, by social distancing, we’re witnessing a major shift in consumer behavior. For instance, the retail industry has experienced […]

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How To Implement A Family-Friendly Zero Visitor Policy

It can be argued that emotional support from loved ones during illness or injury can speed up the rate of recovery. But this is not a luxury medical professionals can afford their patients in the current environment. The stress of isolation not only takes its toll on the patient but also the patient’s loved ones. The inability […]

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Research Finds Significant Patient Portal Benefits For Remote Patient Monitoring

  It has been found that people who engage with healthcare providers through online patient portals benefit from improved health outcomes. Researchers at The University of Texas partnered with UT Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas to study the patient portal logs for 3,266 patients with congestive heart failure over 12 years.   Multiple benefits of […]

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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?

In order for a communications platform to be considered HIPAA compliant, it must fulfill the following requirements: Employ end-to-end encryption Implement access control Enable audit controls  Sign a business associate agreement (BAA) Discover whether Zoom is a HIPAA compliant telehealth software WhatsApp provides end-to-end encryption, but that does not mean that it is HIPAA compliant. […]

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