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Taylor is a writer and client relations coordinator for Bridge. She is an expert in patient portal use and Healthcare IT and has a special interest in helping practices increase patient engagement.

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Taylor is a writer and client relations coordinator for Bridge. She is an expert in patient portal use and Healthcare IT and has a special interest in helping practices increase patient engagement.

3 Portal Features Every Pediatric Clinic and Parent Should Know

Designed to meet the specific needs of pediatric and primary care groups and their patients, Bridge Patient Portal is a highly customizable and easy to use platform which securely connects administrators, physicians and parents.

pediatric patient portal

Bridge Patient Portal greatly improves efficiency by providing parents with a wealth of information about their child’s health and securely facilitates communication to their child’s providers.  The pediatric suite includes the following 3 unique features not found collectively in other systems — CDC immunization records complete with immunization physician-signed record printouts, growth charts (BMI, Height, Weight), and multiple child support with easy toggling between children.

1. CDC Immunization Records

Immunizations pediatric patient portal

Parents can view their children’s immunizations in one centralized location. This module not only shows which immunizations their child has received, but also which immunizations are overdue, due now, and coming up in the future. The immunization chart’s timeline allows parents to never miss a beat with their child’s immunization schedule.

Further, parents can now print a list of the immunizations complete with the physician’s signature, making gathering these medical forms for schools or camps easier than ever.

2. Growth charts (BMI, Height, Weight)

growth chart patient portal

Parents have the ability to monitor their child’s vitals (i.e. height and weight) by viewing a standard growth chart as well as a graph displaying which into which percentile the child’s information places him. This information will also display the standard ranges for children of that age so parents can always be up to date with their child’s vitals compared to the average nationwide.

3. Multiple Child Support and Easy Toggling Between Children

patient portal toggle feature

Modeled after recognizable social media applications, parents can intuitively toggle between the profiles of their children. This feature clearly displays which child’s information the parent may be viewing, allowing her to manage her child’s appointments, prescription requests, and medical records with ease.

If you are interested in a customizable, HIPAA-compliant patient portal to match your pediatric needs, Bridge Patient Portal can help. Contact us here or call (866) 838-9455 to learn more.

How to Keep Your Doctor-Patient Relationship Healthy with Technology

Although healthcare IT has transformed over the years, patients have held the same expectation: to be in the care 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 relationship and the use of new technology unfortunately could potentially complicate the issue. Below we discuss the Do’s and Don’t’s of doctor-patient interactions on online platforms. (more…)

3 Ways Technology Can Increase Patient Engagement

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 to encourage patients to take a more active role in their health.

Here are three ways practices can use technology to increase patient engagement levels:

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Confronting Caregiver Challenges Could Increase Patient Engagement

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 effective use of a patient portal. (more…)