Secure patient portals have become a very effective tool for communicating with consumers and enhancing the level of patient care. They allow information to be accessed faster and easier than ever, yet it is important to remember that it is the responsibility of practices to ensure individual’s health information is private and secure.
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Many of the today’s leading Electronic Health Records (EHR) organizations, such as NextGen®, offer an EHR bundled patient portal that offers convenience and cost savings to their customers. However, EHR bundled patient portals are often an afterthought to the core product offered by EHR software companies and the portals are left without core functionality. Some of the biggest issues we have discovered in organizations using EHR-bundled patient portals include:
Bridge Patient Portal and MD EMR Systems, an electronic medical record solutions developer and certified development partner for GE, have established a partnership to build an interface between the Bridge Patient Portal product and the GE Centricity™ products, including Centricity Practice Solution (CPS), Centricity Business and Centricity EMR.
These new integrations will allow healthcare delivery networks using GE Centricity to bring a patient-centric and engaging portal to their patients, with seamless integration of data and functionalities between the portal and their EHR. (more…)
Bridge Patient Portal is excited to be attending Centricity LIVE 2017. We’ll be showcasing Bridge Patient Portal, our new mHealth app platform and our interfaces into Centricity products. Attendees can visit Bridge Patient Portal at booth #317. (more…)
With features such as immunization records, growth charts, medical record sharing and age of majority rules engine, Bridge’s portal was the ideal choice for this pediatrics practice.
December 13, 2016 – DALLAS, TX – Kansas City-based pediatrics practice Pediatric Associates – a private practice with two locations and 17 providers – has implemented Bridge Patient Portal® for its robust suite of pediatric-specific features and its capacity to interface with Greenway™ EMR software. Pediatric Associates will benefit from a full integration between their EMR and the patient portal, as well as key features for the caregivers of their young patients.
“We are excited about the pediatric specialty,” says Bridge Patient Portal® CEO John Deutsch, “because it presents a number of challenges related to medical record sharing, age of majority, and other unique features. Success in the pediatric specialty paves the way for success in larger and more complicated primary care scenarios, as pediatrics presents some of the greatest challenges for a patient portal.”
Bridge offers a number of features for pediatricians that are difficult to find in other portals:
- Immunization records: The child’s immunization history with the physician’s signature can be printed, making it easy to provide records for school or camp.
- BMI, height, & weight growth charts: Track the child’s height and weight over time, and compare their growth against a standard growth chart.
- Support for multiple children: It’s easy for parents to toggle between their own account and their children’s accounts.
- Age of majority rules engine: Once a teen patient reaches the age of majority as per state law, parents’ and guardians’ access to their medical records will be automatically revoked.
Bridge Patient Portal® is also well-known for its capacity to interface with almost any EHR system – including Greenway™, the EMR used by Pediatric Associates. Bridge offers interfaces with a number of EHRs, including Allscripts®, Nextgen®, athenahealth®, GE Centricity™, and all EHR software systems using X-Link.
“At Pediatric Associates, we strive to be innovators and leaders in the pediatric space,” says Dr. Natasha Burgert of Pediatric Associates. “Bridge was the only portal with the functionality we needed to support our patient care goals. Any physician working today understands the need for reliable communication with patients. Bridge is a tool that allows us to accomplish fast, accurate, and compassionate care with all the patients we serve.”
Current patients of Pediatric Associates can sign up now for the new portal. Existing users of their previous portal were migrated to Bridge, allowing them to take advantage of the new portal and easing the headache of manual patient transfer for the Pediatric Associates staff.
About Bridge Patient Portal®
Bridge Patient Portal® (http://www.bridgepatientportal.com/) is an enterprise portal platform that provides a superior experience for healthcare organizations and its patients. The Bridge Patient Portal platform is ideal for organizations seeking to replace their existing EHR portals or connect to disparate EHR environments with a single, EHR-agnostic patient portal platform. Founded in 2012 and headquartered in Dallas, Texas, Bridge Patient Portal® has installations in more than 50 physician practices, hospitals and health systems nationwide.
About Pediatric Associates
Pediatric Associates (http://www.pedsassoc.com/) is a pediatric practice with locations in Kansas City and Lee’s Summit, Missouri. The team of 15 physicians, 2 nurse practitioners, and dozens of nurses aim to provide comprehensive, reliable care while developing trusted relationships with the families they care for. The staff specializes in the care of infants, children, and adolescents as well as preterm or multiple births.
*Bridge Patient Portal LLC does not endorse or hold any affiliation with the companies mentioned in this article.
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. Many have turned to a patient portal to manage patient appointment requests and send appointment reminders. Below we discuss how employing these two features can confront common appointment challenges and generate more satisfied patients, and, ultimately, more revenue. (more…)
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. (more…)