Is Facebook Messenger™ a HIPAA Compliant Telemedicine Platform?

Messenger™, also known as Facebook Messenger™, is a free instant messaging app developed in 2011 and available on desktop or mobile devices. Facebook Messenger™ allows users to send and exchange messages, photos, stickers, videos, audio, and files, in addition to supporting voice and video calls. In April of 2020 Messenger Rooms™ was launched, allowing users […]

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Consolidate Your Software For Patient Engagement To Avoid Security & Compliance Risks

Healthcare organizations strive to provide the best patient engagement experience possible. In order to do this, many organizations result in implementing piecemealed solutions to provide all the features patients demand today. In-demand features include: Patient self-scheduling software Patient check-in software HIPAA compliant appointment reminders Telehealth Patient education HIPAA compliant messaging Patient bill pay software Bill […]

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Bridge Creates a Lab Results Patient Portal for Addiction Labs for COVID-19 Testing

Bridge Patient Portal provides Addiction Labs with a HIPAA compliant way for their patients to view COVID-19 test results. Dallas, TX – October 21, 2020 – Bridge Patient Portal provides Addiction Labs with a means to quickly provide patients with their COVID-19 test results in a HIPAA compliant way. Addiction Labs lends its laboratory facilities […]

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How Medical Patient Scheduling Software Can Benefit Healthcare Organizations

Medical patient scheduling software was once considered a luxury but is now a highly sought-after feature by many patients. Compared to traditional appointment scheduling methods, medical office scheduling software is more patient-centric and can actually improve health outcomes due to improved medical care access. Appointment scheduling software allows patients to book their own appointments independently, […]

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Is Apple FaceTime® a HIPAA Compliant Telehealth Software Platform

Telehealth may seem like a new concept fueled by COVID-19, but in reality, telehealth companies have been around for many years and are growing in popularity. Due to the outbreak of COVID-19, healthcare providers and patients are turning to telehealth companies to fill the void. Providers are also asking if other prominent video conferencing software […]

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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 patient […]

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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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