Author: Blake Rodocker

meaningful use blog
UPDATED 6/6/2016: Per recently proposed MACRA rules, this article was updated and a Part 4: Meaningful Use and MACRA was added. While modified Stage 2 Meaningful Use remains unchanged, we think it’s important to take MACRA into consideration. Last week, the financial importance of successfully attesting to Meaningful Use was…

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Outdated as of May 2021. This article is outdated. Please find our updated resource that explains the current MACRA / MIPS / Meaningful Use regulations.  Trying to understand the CMS’s EHR Incentive Program and its requirements can be an overwhelming task. Some people may wonder, “Why should I care about meeting Meaningful…

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Offering important advantages like fewer errors, decision support, improved adherence, and reduced adverse drug events, e-prescribing has skyrocketed in the past several years. In April 2014, 70% of physicians were issuing Surescripts network e-prescriptions and 96% of community pharmacies were enabled to accept them. If your practice is not on…

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Although healthcare IT has transformed over the years, patients have held the same expectation: to be in the care of a personable doctor who will communicate effectively and make health decisions that are in the patient’s best interest. However, doctors have constantly struggled to navigate the boundaries of a patient-doctor…

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Many industries have already discovered the benefits of outsourcing IT systems to a professional IT service, and while healthcare is no stranger to the concept, it is once again gaining prominence.  A recent Black Book report, which surveyed over 1,030 hospital IT leaders, 240 CFOs and over 1,000 business leaders,…

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Americans are busier now more than ever, and if healthcare organizations want to keep up, they must adjust their systems to complement the on-the-go lifestyles of their patients. One way practices are staying in step with their patients is by streamlining the process that gets the patients in the door.…

patient engagement technology blog
Last week in the article “The Patient Engagement Question”, we discussed the ambiguity surrounding “patient engagement.” Many medical professionals generally agree that the term refers to an increase in patient participation, cooperation, and collaboration in their healthcare. Today, anyone following the latest healthcare IT trends can recognize the importance of employing technology…

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Patient engagement is a buzzword that has taken the healthcare industry by storm. The problem is that not only does it have various meanings in different contexts, but it is often a catch-all term for anything even remotely related to the patient experience. Doctors, health IT professionals, and patients alike…

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According to a study at the Pew Research Center, 39% of Americans provide health care support for a dependent. Of those users, 59% stated that online resources have been very helpful. Physicians on top of trending healthcare information technology know that the key to high patient engagement lies in the…

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Outdated as of May 2021. This article is outdated. Please find our updated resource that explains the current MACRA / MIPS / Meaningful Use regulations.  Guest post by Zach Watson, marketing operations analyst at TechnologyAdvice. After much ado, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) released the proposal for the final rules…
Blake Rodocker
Blake Rodocker

Blake joined Bridge Patient Portal in 2016 after transferring from our parent company Medical Web Experts. Since then, he’s acted as Bridge’s Business Development Manager. Blake is passionate about driving collaboration with clients, partners, and internal teams to achieve performance goals and successful relationships.