About John Deutsch

Founder and CEO of Bridge Patient Portal, and business owner of 19 years with extensive experience in Healthcare IT. John is a Judge for the 2020 eHealthcare Leadership Awards and has appeared on multiple podcasts, including the Outcomes Rocket Podcast and the Hospital Finance Podcast.

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Create An ADA Compliant Healthcare Mobile App, Website Or Patient Portal

The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) was passed by Congress in 1990 to prevent discrimination against people with disabilities. ADA is stringent and has a very comprehensive scope. The reality is that the vast majority of websites, patient portals, and mobile apps in healthcare are often not accessible to people with disabilities. We suggest speaking […]

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CCPA, Does It Apply To Your Healthcare Business?

If you’re considering building a CCPA patient portal you must ask yourself: Is my patient engagement company CCPA compliant? If not, your business may be at risk. Discover exactly what CCPA is and if it applies to your healthcare business.  What is CCPA compliance? The California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) is a state statute intended […]

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Bridge Patient Portal’s New Version 3.0 Makes Publishing a Client-Branded Mobile App Affordable for Healthcare Organizations

Bridge Patient Portal v3.0 gives patients a seamless web-to-mobile experience for scheduling, messaging, bill pay, intake, medical records and more DALLAS, Texas, March 5, 2020—Consumers expect the same level of digital capability and self enablement from their healthcare providers that they have become accustomed to in other industries; and, at the core of that expectation […]

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Why launching a feature-rich patient mobile app portal has been so difficult, until now

Bridge’s new version 3 is faster to implement and costs up to five times less than alternative mobile-ready patient engagement suites Healthcare organizations have been challenged to develop a high-quality mobile app patient portal. But, what is considered a high-quality app in the eyes of the patient? A study by Medical Web Experts researched the […]

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Bridge Patient Portal Reports Record Growth for 2019

DALLAS, Jan. 28, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Bridge Patient Portal® today announced record growth for 2019 with a 68% increase in its client base–predominantly in organizations with 50 or more providers–and an 85% increase in the number of individual patients hosted in Bridge Patient Portal across the existing and new client base. Bridge Patient Portal is an enterprise […]

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How a Single Patient Engagement Solution Improves Patient Communication – Part II

How disparate and piecemealed patient engagement solutions inhibit effective patient communication. Read Part I of this two-part article series: The Advantages of Having a Single Patient Engagement Solution In the healthcare industry, successful organizations need to always be mindful of their consumer. Effective communication is one major factor that attributes to consistent patient retention and […]

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The Advantages of Having a Single Patient Engagement Solution – Part I

Why early adopting healthcare organizations are replacing their disparate and piecemealed patient engagement solutions for a second-generation single solution. In the ongoing efforts to increase quality patient engagement, many healthcare organizations have come to acquire multiple patient engagement solutions. In an attempt to satisfy patient needs without overly disrupting their IT “status quo”, healthcare organizations […]

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HIPAA Compliant Web Hosting For Security and Development

Most HIPAA compliant cloud hosting services don’t do a very good job of making considerations for the application or website they’re hosting. This creates a disconnect between developers and systems administrators, putting more pressure on the system administrators to customize the environment to support the software, which they likely don’t understand perfectly. This also creates […]

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Hospitals still failing to share medical records online

A recent study conducted by researchers at Yale University found significant deficiencies among 83 of the nation’s largest hospitals and health systems in how they provide medical record access to their patient population. One might expect that this deficiency was limited to limitations with the online medical record, patient portal or medical records portal access, but the study […]

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